Mystical Israeli Trees
Light and Peace: Trees, by Elizabeth Barakah-Hodges. Acrylic, 2006.
The Four Corners Of Jewish Art
Gather Us in Peace from the Four Corners of the Earth, by Marcia Talmage Schneider. Acrylic, 1999.
Kabbalistic Shells Of The Seashore
Tender Heaviness And Heavy Tenderness
Heaviness and Tenderness, by Tamara Wasserman. Oil, 1999.
Sisters “heavy” and “tender,” your signs are the same and repeated.
Bees and wasps will be sucking a heavy voluptuous rose.
Man is dying. The sand will grow dark and less heated.
And the sun of the past will be carried in blackness away.
Oh, the heaviest bee heaves, and the most tender tenets,
Repeating your name, oh, it’s harder than raising a stone!
I am left with a single and ultimate worry to ponder,
Golden worry, the burden of time to resolve.
And like darkening water, I drink of this turbulent air.
Time is turned by the plough, and a rose is an aspect of soil.
In a leisurely turmoil, those heavy and most tender roses,
Menachem Wecker is a painter, writer and editor based in Washington, D.C. He welcomes comments at . His painting, “The Windows of Heaven” will be on exhibit at the JCC of Greater Baltimore as part of an exhibit opening March 25.
About the Author: Menachem Wecker, who blogs on faith and art for the Houston Chronicle at http://blogs.chron.com/iconia, welcomes comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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