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Miriam

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Miriam

My sister Miriam lights the Sabbath flame
maiden is she with tumbled hair uncovered. 
She strikes the match and prays for G-d's acclaim.

Like Sara in the tent she lights the flame
pristine hands in front of two eyes hovered. 
My sister Miriam lights the Sabbath flame

At sunset each flickering flame frames
a wish for communion, peace discovered,
she strikes the match and prays for G-d's acclaim.

The table is set, the family exclaim,
the challah's cut, the shofar uncovered. 
My sister Miriam lights the Sabbath flame.

May peace and tranquility ever reign
from sunset to sunrise rediscovered, 
she strikes the match and prays for G-d's acclaim.

This great mitzvah is sister Miriam's aim
since the dawn of time this act's recovered.
My sister Miriam lights the Sabbath flame.
She strikes the match and prays for G-d's acclaim.


Dedicated to my baby sister Miriam who protects and serves.
http://www.womeninthebible.net/1.7.Miriam.htm

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  1. Date: 2/19/2012 9:55:00 PM
    Just saw this. Really, really nice. Villanells turn out so nice when done right. Your sis will be proud.

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 10:44:00 AM
    Lovely dedication to a brave lassie Debbie. From your words you can tell how proud you are. Have a most lovely Sunday - James xxx

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 5:53:00 AM
    Soooo sweet and loving poem dedicated to yours sister Miriam,Debbie. - oxox love Anne-Lise

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    Date: 2/19/2012 5:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My beautiful sister as well as being the youngest in our family is a police officer!
  1. Date: 2/18/2012 8:07:00 PM
    This is so lovely Debbiel. The villanelle is a beautiful form. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/18/2012 5:51:00 PM
    Beautiful villanelle Debbie, enjoyed the creative verse and it's deep meaning love, vie

  1. Date: 2/18/2012 5:40:00 PM
    Nice poem,Fine description.This is good and thanks for sharing......great dedication..