Issue #18 – HaKodesh Baruch Hu’s Violin

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HaKodesh Baruch Hu’s Violin

The stars are shining
The sky is clear
I watch
Her hands

Her head tilted
Her fingers, moving swiftly
With the bow in her hand
Playing her violin

The delicate sounds
Penetrate my heart
I feel uplifted
With the tunes

I watch her stop, abruptly
Pulling and turning
Handles and wires
Then starting all over again

This time I rejoice
The smooth voice
Healing every wound
Cradling my soul

Now, when she pauses
And starts stretching
and stretching, again
I break the silence

With puzzled eyes
And questioning manor
I request my desire
For her to clear my confusion

Why risk losing it all?
When turning
And stretching
For no reason at all?

She explains –

The tighter the strings
The nicer the voice
The thinner the wires
The richer the tunes

Yes it might get torn
But when the strings will stretch,
To the tightest it can possibly be without tearing
Now that will be harmony!

As the tunes go higher
I allow my wings to fly
To the one and only harmonious realm
And I take a peek in Shemayim

I spot
A gorgeous violin
Playing music
Right beside the Kisay HaKovod

Aghast! I realize
HaKodesh Baruch Hu’s strings, going thinner and thinner
Playing the most intricate music
Only heard in Shemayim

With amazement
I wonder
From which materials
These strings are fabricated

Suddenly, in my mind
Appear the faces of those
Who struggled through life’s paths
Always with a smile

Those who made me wonder
What gave them the courage
To stand alone
Against all odds

The ones who amazed me
With their strength
To always thank Hashem
In their hardest moments

And I understand
The ones who stretch for HaKodesh Baruch Hu
Are the ones releasing
The most gorgeous melodies

I open my eyes
To reality
and speak
out loud

Yes, HaKodesh Baruch Hu
Although my life’s situation
May be intricate and difficult
I promise

I will stretch and stretch
And never tear
And with courage and strength
I will always sing

For you HaKodesh Baruch Hu , gorgeous melodies……

Written by Shoshana Baum