(x = space)

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Four Candles

(Hanukkah)

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Four candles

In the evening

Halfway through

The miracle,

Each moment’s

Marvel

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Faith after

Occupying armies

Desecrated sacred space,

The focal point for

Freedom and

For worship

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Manna

Or like water from a rock

The people had been given

Light when

Darkness by the rules

Should have returned

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Praise the Lord

Who needs insufficient

Oil to light lamps,

Who can

Feed the hungry

Without what we count on

As real food,

Water by divining

(for being divine)

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Who sponsors home

And time

And holy life

When and where there

Had been none for

So long, now all in safety

And in light

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C L Couch

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The Star of David with blossoms on a fruit tree in spring.

Photo by David Holifield on Unsplash

Waco, TX, USA

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