Ohr Ein Sof - Light Without End

by Jacob Bacharach

In the temple beside the cathedral is a golden tree of life,
The leaves bear human names.

The Tree of Life is a diagram of the universe,
everything between the light without end and what mom made

for dinner tonight, a bridge between the abstract and the actual,
the angels uptown and the guys stopping for a drink before

they go home to help the kids with algebra.
One day one of those kids will spot the weak girder:

A bridge seems to be permanent but is at best
a temporary link, straight where the real world dips beneath us.

 

Updated 05/02/19