Monday, July 26, 2010

You Have to Turn Away From Here

A poem by Yitzchak Bloom written after the Nachamu fabrengen

You Have to Turn Away From Here

You have to turn away from here
To reach another spot,
To get to somewhere over there
So here you will be not:

You can’t get over there and stay
Back where you were because
Your leaving is the only way
You’ll get over what was.

So Moses when he turned to face
The burning bush of yore
Turned first from his accustomed place
To the place he turned for:

But had he tried to view it from
His former point of view
He surely never would have come
To the place that he came to.

~ Yitzchak Bloom

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