Three moments of Shabbat morning gratitude
#blogElul 18: Ask

#blogElul 17: Awaken


You are the shofar
calling me to rise
from my slumber.

You are the voice
of my beloved
knocking at my heart.

You are love
washing over me
like bright moonlight.

You are melody
expanding my chest
with healing tears.

You are summer dawn,
the morning I crave
all winter long.

I want you
to wake me up.
Don't ever stop.

Related: Your voice knocks.

I'm participating again this year in #blogElul, an internet-wide carnival of themed posts aimed at waking the heart and soul before the Days of Awe. (Organized by Ima Bima.) Read #blogElul posts via the Elul tag; last year's posts are now available in print and e-book form as See Me: Elul poems.