Three, or: More

My 2nd trimeric

a self-aware poem may be
one whose words and form are
two lovers aching to become
three to share their love

one whose words and form are
in harmony pierces swiftly
the disconsolate soul

two lovers aching to become
happy again must heed
one another's pain

three to share their love
penning their own poem
mother; father; God

d’Verse

At d’Verse, we were prompted to write a trimeric, which I had only done once before.

In the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Kiddushin 30b, it reads as follows:

ת”ר שלשה שותפין הן באדם הקב”ה ואביו ואמו בזמן שאדם מכבד את אביו ואת אמו אמר הקב”ה מעלה אני עליהם כאילו דרתי ביניהם וכבדוני Our Rabbis taught: There are three partners in man, the Holy One, blessed be He, the father, and the mother. When a man honors his father and his mother, the Holy One, blessed be He, says: ‘I ascribe [merit] to them as though I had dwelt among them and they had honored Me.’

59 thoughts on “Three, or: More”

  1. I was blessed by a call from my elder son yesterday, and content that his younger brother texted me. Children can be great… and greatly challenging ~

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