Shabbat Skies and Shalom Within a Poem

Sabbath Queen

The sun has already disappeared beyond the treetops,
Come let us go and welcome the Sabbath Queen,
She is already descending among us, holy and blessed,
And with her are angels, a host of peace and rest,
Come, O Queen,
Come, O Queen,
Peace be unto you, O Angels of Peace.’

We have welcomed the Shabbat with song and prayer,
Let us return home our hearts full of joy.
There, the table is set, the lights are lit,
Every corner of the house is shining with a divine spark.
A good and blessed Shabbat.
A good and blessed Shabbat.
Come in peace, O Angels of Peace.

Sit among us, O pure Shabbat Queen, and enlighten us with your splendor.
Tonight and tomorrow–then you may pass on.
And we for our part will honor you by wearing beautiful clothing,
By singing zemirot, by praying, and by eating three meals.
And with complete rest.
And with pleasant rest.
Bless me with peace, O Angels of Peace.

The sun has already disappeared beyond the treetops.
Come let us accompany the Sabbath Queen’s departure.
Go in peace, holy and blessed.
Know that for six day we will await your return.
Yes, till next Shabbat.
Yes, till next Shabbat.
Go in peace, O Angels of Peace.

Hayyim Nahman Bialik

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May 18, 2012 – 26 Iyyar, 5772

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12 Comments

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12 responses to “Shabbat Skies and Shalom Within a Poem

  1. What beautiful skies! Is this CA? Shabbat Shalom!

  2. beautful sunset and your words to them..

  3. That is beautiful Lorri….

  4. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photo and lovely poem with us.

  5. A wonderful poem to go with those lovely sky shots.

  6. Stunning sky shots!
    Lovely poetry!

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