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A Wish for Light

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Deep blue

And silver

Dreidel

Chocolate coins

An outsider’s perspective

Become somehow wistful

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Eight candles

Sometimes nine

What do I know

But this is festive

Quiet for prayer

Then noisy with the spinning

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Did they know,

The temple keepers,

Did they ask for miracle?

Or did they use up what

They had,

Oil in lamps,

Then settle in their minds

For darkness after?

Did they ask for miracle?

Do we ask?

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Deep blue and silver—

Light!

Eight days for festivity,

Community

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Many blessings

In both solemnity

And fun,

Contemporary miracles,

And simply

Happy Hanukkah

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C L Couch

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Image by Danny H. from Pixabay

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