Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

Noach 5773: The Flood

A meditation inspired by the parasha.

The Flood
The flood that tore
Through our lives
Rushed in without remorse
Churning indiscriminate,
Random with wreckage.

We who survived
Gasped naked in the waters
Cold and alone.
We fought the raging sea.
We wrestled the torrent,
The wind,
The darkness
And our aching hearts.

When the rain ceased
And calm eased in
We drifted on the water
Numb to radiant sunrises
And luminous skies.
Until, one day,
We began to swim east
Toward holiness
And the new day.
Weary, faint,
Nearly too tired to press on,
We looked up,
Exhausted,
And saw an Ark
Floating gently on the horizon.

© 2012 Alden Solovy and http://www.tobendlight.com. All rights reserved.

Postscript: Here are links to two related prayers: “The Cut that Heals” and “A Heart of Vision.” In the weeks ahead I’ll add more prayers and meditations tied to the parshiot, which you can find by clicking here or on word “Torah” in the right hand column.

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