#23 Pekudei  (Maqam Nawa Athar)

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.


Our teacher, lured by perfectability


Our teacher, lured by perfectability

created it out of imperfections –



G*d, as they say, gave him permission [that’s all he needed]

to make it imperfect

but with the right supernal pattern in mind.


The other Houses were destroyed

but Sanctuary Endures.


These are the details

never will I forget your details

for through them

You have given me life.            


God was attentive to details

so Sara --     

she conceived.


Come and sit inside

the place of two worlds