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For the Temple Once Was HolyAhuvati, min hashemayim, crowned queen of the reed bed
from whom all things are born and cut:
your face like frosted glass appears one winter night
and vanishes beneath the light of morning.
I have no voice to give to you
but speaking through the dawn in frantic reverie
and clutching to the threads of moonlight
as they're drawn into the West.
I fled into a land of fleece and worship.
I fled into the earth where earth was sanctified
and man made sacred, min ha'adamah,
and saw upon the palace steps
the mystics twirling;
I have seen your words embroidered
in their velvet, gold, and silk
and have spun your name in jewels
around my forehead;
but the night unfurls and finds me speaking, hushed and frantic,
and your name has vanished from my lips.
At the place where the earth arches up to touch the sky,
I found a temple there
and stood, as the world in bated breath
awaited your command;
surrounded by the sacred and
There is a mystic here inside me:
The Night is Made of Stolen ThingsNight came and took my shadow
by her breast.
She eased the dark aside
and took it with her.
The world rolled over, dawn was lit,
and by morn the shadow of myself was simply
for night had taken her.
And I found before the mirror
that there was much less of me,
and less to be seen or heard
for my shadow had been taken
and I was without substance, or
So I went up into the mountains
and became like a bird.
I nested and shed my feathers
and perched on branches that barely were moved
by my weight,
there being altogether less of it,
and the world forgot that I had ever come by way
of the human race.
Because this is what becomes of the woman
who loses track of her shadow
she becomes like a bird.
The inverse of the shadow.
The figure thrown up from the ground and sent alight
along the sky a bird, a shadow dissolved,
a human casting out of ink
the woman without a shadow.
Night took her as her own.
And when again the sun had fallen
I began to see from u
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