A palinode to: ‘Shabbat, or: The Sabbath’
Fuck that noise; Sabbath law annoys girls and boys who want toys; They're denied their simple joys; Onus ~ faith destroys
Write a palinode
A palinode or palinody is an ode or song that retracts or recants a view or sentiment to what the poet wrote in a previous poem.
The d’Verse writing challenge is to write a palinode. This can be in relation to a poem you have written before (please link or include prior poem), or as part of poem.
The poem of mine to which I wrote this palinode is called: ‘Shabbat, or: The Sabbath’
Shabbat, or: The Sabbath
She draws me; Jews' age-old decree; Through her we are set free for our holy day weekly ~ we simply can be
I don’t blog on Shabbas (the Sabbath)
According to most traditional interpretations of Jewish religious law, Jews are forbidden from using electronic devices (such as computers, cell phones, etc.) on the Sabbath. This has its benefits and its drawbacks.
You can read more on this here: I don’t blog on Shabbas (the Sabbath)
42 thoughts on “The Sabbath, or: Shabbat”
I remember that we had similar views on what you can do on a Sunday… but these days it seems we can do what we like.
Yeah, Björn, Judaism is particularly legalistic and ritualistic – more so than most traditions, I think.
You have depicted both the good and the bad sides of Sabbath beautifully here, David! 💝💝
You know, Sanaa, I think both sides, as I presented them here, are childish in their own ways 🙂
Childlike faith is a tyrant but it cuts cleanly through adult measures!
That is succinct and spot on, Brendan❣️
…and some say adult measures are tyrants that cut cleanly through childlike faith ….. the age-old discussion!
❤ Beverly ❤
Well, I think you’ve weighed up the good and bad sides of Sabbath here, David! I suspect I would enjoy the peace and quiet, though it would be hard not to write…
💜 Ingrid 💜