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There is something special about writing in the wee hours ... do you know what I mean? Please let me know if you like it. You might read it in conjunction with the original found also in my poetry section.

Poetical musings from an old translation of a Jewish hymn "Yigdal" ...

The First to Be …

Gaze far away into the skies to see ...

the limitlessness of divine reach.

Your stars illumine my eyes this night,

may I merit to learn the lessons You teach.

You drew the first circle without compass or pen …

galactic orbs You cast far beyond sight.

Soaring toward endlessness at heavenly speed,

I pray let me fathom the ways of Your might.

A home for man from words You did utter

with neither roof nor walls a world You conceive.

From darkness each night, the moon but an ember ...

Master of The Universe … in You, I believe.

Arise each morning to sounds of the dawn,

our lips with gratitude but with bitterness none.

By His grace a new day to us He has given,

awakened to see though He had never begun.*

*This last verse is based on an old translation of a verse from the Jewish hymn “Yigdal”.

Alan D. Busch

Revised January 2009


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Reviewed by Linda Settles
what a lovely hymn Alan. "Arise each morning to sounds of the dawn,"
I can imagine it.
Reviewed by Micki Peluso
This is wonderful--thanks for lettting me read it.

Always, Micki
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