#40 Balaq  (Maqam Mahour)

Maqam - a set of notes, with traditions that define the relationship between them, their patterns and expression.  A musical mode.  The Maqamat (plural) are patient, inwardly drawn, they are roomy enough for poetry. We worked the concept of the give-and-take between poetry and music.


It's not magic we are yearning for

we are waiting for science

we are yearning for discovery,


We told this to the guys in the legislature

they don’t see the future

and they have false certainty about the past –


when it’s time      when it’s time

they will never get that.


IT’S ALWAYS G*D’S TIME don’t they know that?


G*d says – here it comes

we built it in at the beginning

it was created [as it were] to appear in its time

in its time

and you will not interfere with that

I have made miracles already,


-- when it came time for the animal to speak

it spoke.

Avot 5:9