Friday, February 8, 2008

Divine Plans...Parashat Terumah (haiku)

Time to build the ark!
God gives Mo some instructions...
who and how to do.

If your heart moves you
bring your gifts for the Mishkan*
gold, silver, copper,

colored yarn, linen,
goats' hair, ram skins, acacia
oil, spices, gems...

Make two cherubim
and put them on the cover.
Make a table too.

Make a menorah
six branches -- of purest gold,
to light it all up.

Put the Ark, table,
and the menorah into
the Tabernacle.

Weave a curtain of
Purple, blue and crimson yarn
as a partition

Cover the Mishkan*
with fine twisted linen stuff.
Make it beautiful!

*AKA Tabernacle

Things are about to get a tad bloody...stay tuned for next week!

See more Haiku Friday here...

11 comments:

rivster said...

This is my Bat Mitzvah portion! As I have each and every year since 1984, I will chant it this Shabbos :)

suchsimplepleasures said...

why, why, why...do you not try to get these published? they are some serious awesomeness!!
i wonder if any of the rabbis at my temple are this creative. sadly, i don't know them well...too many people and waaaay too many rabbis!!
shabbat shalom!

secret agent mama said...

Such a great lesson!! :D Can't wait to read more and more.

storyteller said...

It’s wonderful how you share these stories in Haiku each week! I love every one.
Hugs and blessings,

susiej.com said...

Wow... fabulous!!

Head Gaggler said...

Great Ku, as always. I love that story.

Kathryn said...

I really enjoy your Haikus every week. Again, well done!

MamaGeek said...

Seriously, you are wanted talented ku-master. Great story too.

maggie's mind said...

Beautifully done! I'll have to keep reading in the weeks to come!

janet said...

awesome as usual.

can't wait for the next installment!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Love your biblical Fridays. Mo sure can build one fine ark of the covenant!