#10 Miqes  (Maqam Sigah)

Maqam Sigah - from the Persian 'third,' as it takes root from the third note of the Rast scale. Sigah is applied on holidays and for the third portions of some books of the Torah; this maqam is used for the cantillation of the Torah in Syrian tradition, and is closely associated with the holiday of Purim.


Month of Dreams

Month of dreams

Joseph the bridge person --

between patriarchs and tribes,


the harvester

he harvests events

for meaning.


He has become



I don’t interpret dreams --

G*d does, he says


Still, his gift gives him power


I remember dreams,

he says,


that he dreams at all

means he’s sleeping well


the rest of us are fidgeting in bed

Joseph part prophet


Dreaming 1/60th of prophecy

the need for prophecy these days --


1/60th is something.


Gen. 41:16, 42:9