BS"D

Good Company

Past time with its wavering assertions

Where once and future happily do meet

Beyond the singe of wedding canopies

Overlaid with songs from every street

Itís there.

Itís there

Where dancing rises to our feet.

Ashira Morgenstern, Jerusalem

5 Menachem Av 5764

I am drawn by the light in your eyes

Do not send me away

The space between us

Is where the others will stand

Let us wait for them here

As we find our positions, tentative

Until the pattern appears.

Esther Cameron, Madison WI

4 Menachem Av 5764

A magnificent bond spread in gentle hues

Covers a people extolled of virtues.

A paragon beyond complacent thought -

Of pleasant company always sought.

Celebrating by a canopy of good stretched beneath the cosmic eye

We'll each transcend and be understood; wrapped in eternity - you and I.

Rivka Pontos, Milwaukee

5 Menachem Av 5764

I am drawn by the light in your eyes,

Magnificent bonds spread in gentle hues,

Past time with its wavering assertions.

Do not send me away.

Cover a people, Extolled of Virtues

Where Once and Future Happily Do Meet!

The space between us Ė

A paragon beyond complacent thought,

Beyond the singe of wedding canopies

Is where the others will stand.

Of pleasant company always sought,

Overlaid with songs from every street,

Let us wait for them here,

Celebrating by a canopy of good stretched beneath the cosmic eye.

Itís there,

As we find our positions, tentative,

We'll each transcend and be understood.

Itís there

Until the pattern appears,

Wrapped in eternity Ė you and I Ė

Where a dancing rises to our feet.

Title and Edited by Ashira

5 Menachem Av, 5764

Yohrzeit of Rabeynu Yitzchak Luria Ashkenazi:

The AR"I HaKodesh

Editorís note: not one letter of the original poems is missing: The "s" in "Covers" (Rivkaís line 2) was moved to the end of "bond" (Rivkaís line 1). The word "A" at the beginning of Rivkaís first line now appears in the combined poemís last line. Each of these changes also makes perfect sense if plugged back into the original poems.