The Outstretched Palm of Gabriel

Poet's Notes

Jewish mysticism states souls come from the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden and fall into the Guf a treasury of the body.The angel Gabriel’s hand brings them forth and the angel Lailah watches over them until they are born. Sparrows can see the descent of each soul that is why they sing.


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regrets rise and fall 
chafing at the frayed nerve endings of a finite life,
unfolding like origami cranes around the neck of kamikaze pilots
chewing at the bones of our discontent,
leaving holes in the fabric being.

regrets, like and of, unborn children 
never growing to fruition, never falling 
bud to blossom they decay, never reaching the Guf
pointless misconceptions of a wary heart
first born in joy left to rot in sorrow.

regrets rise and fall
yet we chose to retain them in the after-image
of retinal flares, ocular migraines inwardly staring
toward Gabriel’s outstretched palm
embryos unblessed.

never regret
ever regret

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Date: 8/8/2017 5:02:00 PM
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Date: 2/19/2013 4:03:00 PM
Debbie, congrats... :-) pd
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Date: 2/19/2013 7:19:00 AM
Beautiful Debbie. Congrats on your well deserved win. Warm Smiles, Connie
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Date: 2/18/2013 6:52:00 PM
Very descriptive language! An excellent piece, Debbie! Congrats on your win! Love, Kim
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Date: 2/18/2013 4:46:00 PM
very interesting write...congrats on a fine win
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Date: 2/18/2013 4:04:00 PM
Truly beautiful! Congratulations on another very fine win, Debbie...And thanks for sharing the info about your inspiration fo this gem!
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Date: 2/16/2013 9:50:00 PM
OUCH! (she squeezes her Sis's hand) and HELL, YEAH, (she then gives a high five and on the side, publish worthy this one) Sent soup mail. Suggestion. xox Love Dee
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Date: 2/16/2013 7:07:00 AM
This I can't answer
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Date: 2/16/2013 7:24:00 AM
not sure what you feel needs answering? I have not asked a question?