Whether, or: Weather

An Alouette

Jerusalem winds
Know our outs and ins,
Blowing through sukkot* and souls.
Booths fall on their sides;
They've nowhere to hide...
Signs of our lack of control.
We hope it won't rain,
Though summer has waned;
May waters fall, but... not yet.
Outside's cool and crisp;
Stars glimmer like wisps;
Lovely - but let's not get wet!


*A sukkah (plural: sukkot) is a festival booth that Jews traditionally erect for the autumn Festival of Sukkot, which is also known as the Festival of Booths and by other names.

The Alouette

This form was created by Jan Turner. Following are the rules:

  • Consists of two or more stanzas of 6 lines each (12 lines or more);
  • With the following set rules:
    • Syllabic: 5/5/7/5/5/7
    • Rhyme Scheme:  aabccb


As always, I’m offline for 25 hours for Shabbat, which runs from sunset every Friday to sunset on Saturday. I look forward to reconnecting soon!

15 thoughts on “Whether, or: Weather”

    1. thanks 🙂

      it’s really just a matter of time until the rainy season kicks in here in Israel… and we do need the rain, as you can imagine… I just don’t like getting stuck outside in it 😉


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