The Month of Shevat
Spain, 13th Century
A pillar of strength to every man and view
It is a shelter for sorrows
And from surrounding troops – a shelter.
Loveliness on his right
And all goodness shall rejuvenate in his time
And shall bring light to his darkness and to the pupil of his eye
and his eye shall open
And then the streams upon the land shall spread out...,
And the rivers shall flow on a floor of porphyry
And the plants from under the earth, shall spurt out
And the slumberers of joy shall awaken
And the land shall give forth its plants
and those that grow in moonlight
And its buds and flowers,
And the sun shall spread out its wings.
to awaken its dark corners,
And it shall disperse its sparks
to revive its wounded.
And the light shall grow
And the cold shall wane
And the sun shall come close
And the light shall be pleasant
And the garden beds shall reveal their faces
and their eyes shall open.