The soul ascends where it has always shone.
Esther Cameron is a poet, essayist, translator and editor living in Ma’ale Adumim. She is editor-in-chief of The Deronda Review (www.derondareview.org) and also has a multifaceted website, www.pointandcircumference.com. She has published translations of Paul Celan, Hamutal Bar-Yosef, Reuven Ben-Yosef, and Ruth Blumert. Her own books include Fortitude, or The Lost Language of Justice: Poems in Israel's Cause (Bitzaron Books, 2009) and Western Art and Jewish Presence in the Work of Paul Celan (Lexington Books, 2014). She recently published her Collected Works, including literary criticism, memoirs, shorter poems and an epic, under her imprint Of the Essence Press. You can visit Esther's blog at: https://esthercameron.weebly.com/blog
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It’s looking pretty urgent to me.
Thread of flame that licked their lives away,
Its heat is in our mitsvos and our prayer,
And to give satisfaction to their King,
A form of many forms, yet merged in one,
the screen of Nothingness
Ephod and breastplate, breeches, sash and cloak
The holy specifications of design
Eyes on the Almighty
The universe was all one eye-and-ear.
“This is my G-d”
But set them free,
As croaking frogs hopped up from river-mud
The flame sent forth a voice
The brothers feared
Their hands against a brother, long ago,
So please read, comment, write for us — are you there?
And his illustrious career began,