Chanukah

Thank you to our MCJC member, Gale Harris, for sharing this beautiful Chanukah poem with us:

All people yearn
For light in winter
Even then, especially then.
The temple was defiled
And only one light shown:
A once eternal light
That could not be sustained.
It should have sputtered,
Smoked and died,
But kept its fire
For eight long nights
Until another lamp was lit.
This is the miracle:
How one light,
One bright mind,
One child
One loving act
Keeps hope alive
Until another comes
To bring the flame.
               Gale Harris, 2019

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