#8 Vayishlah  (Maqam Saba)

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.


I Run To Him

I run to him I kiss him hug him,

over my head

a ribbon of light.

I weep.

Any moment now might erupt --

a memory that heals.

Holding his foot as we chuted toward the light,

when we hug

I remember.

And again

over my head exploding

a ribbon of dots

a ribbon of light.

Genesis 33:4