On Creation
Marc Eliany (C)

Hear the cradle
Marc Eliany (c)

Hear

The cradle

Weeping estrangement

Hear

The tale of reeds

Lamenting men

Far from their source.

Hear

The moan of women

Blowing in the wind,

Wishing back

The time they loved

The time they were united

The time they praised benevolence

The time they lived in humility.

 

Samson and Delilah
Marc Eliany (c)

††††††††††† I have seen a woman in Timna'

††††††††††† A beauty amongst Philistines,

††††††††††† Delilah is her name.

††††††††††† She is my destiny,

††††††††††† My wife to be!

††††††††††† The wedding lasted seven days.

††††††††††† Ornaments.

††††††††††† Adorned garments.

††††††††††† Torches lit and procession.

††††††††††† Samson and Delilah

††††††††††† Were king and queen.

††††††††††† Riddles and wine,

††††††††††† On the seventh day,

††††††††††† Before the sun sank down,

††††††††††† Samsonís pride was cut.

†††††††††††

††††††††††† Ever since,

††††††††††† Life in Israel

††††††††††† Has never been the same.

††††††††††† And till this day

††††††††††† Israel and Philistines

††††††††††† Remain astray.

 

Love is my fate
Marc Eliany (c)

Love is faith.

Love is my fate

Equally in

Synagogues,

Churches,

Temples or

Mosques.

 

I shunned no reason

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I

Shunned no reason

Scorned no learning

Clang not to one single creed.

I

Saw

No beginning,

No end.

I

Saw

Existence in itself

Truth in all.

 

The light I love
Marc Eliany (c)

You are

The light I love,

The source of all

Illumination,

The experience of all

Imaginations,

The inspiration of what

Exists not.

You are

The Light of Lights,

My quest so pure,

How could there be any Hope

But You!



My dreams

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My dreams were blood stained,

Orphans bathed in them

And my prayers,

Too powerless

To sooth my aching soul,

Until I brought an end to evil

And I learnt to do good.

 

Late

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Late

You came to me,

Emerging from within,

Not from lovely things

Sought out there.

I loved you

Shamelessly,

As if existence-

Was only in you.

As if all else

Existed not.

 

Make peace your path

Marc Eliany (c)

Make peace your path,

Justice - your walk.

Drink from the fountain of life.

Let others drink in turn.

Life is your spring.

That is all there is!"

Justice seduced me

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Justice seduced me

And I was overcome.

I tried to say:

Itís not my business

But like fire

It burnt in my heart

And I could not bear

My efforts to contain it.

 

Unmoved Mover

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Unmoved Mover!

Uncaused Being!

I searched

Till the darkest of darkness

Came upon me

Till every abyss

Filled with delusion.

But You eluded me.

Unmoved Mover!

Uncaused Being!

Could You ever exist?

If You do,

Shine upon me

Make me sing

Your praise.

 

Living on borrowed time

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I am

neither

a man nor a woman,†

neither

a Jew nor a Muslim

neither

from earth nor heaven

neither

from the North nor the South

I am

what

I am

a living on borrowed time.

every thing else

matter not.