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.
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”
Wish you pleasant weather. Hope the booths stand strong. 🙂
💛 Terveen 💛 – the top came off before Shabbat, unfortunately, but the wind has now died down… And the festival will be over in a couple of days anyway…
Sending you good outdoor weather!!
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 😉
Rain is coming soon here too, David. Stay dry, my friend. Lovely poem. ❤️
So far, so dry 😉
Although it did rain a wee bit early in the morning two days ago or so…
Got it…mmmm, yes, we had a little last weekend…more is coming though…🌧 Have a lovely rest of your weekend, David.
you too, Jeff ❤
Love the flow and rhythm of this one!!
❤ thanks, Muri ❤
The weather always has its own agenda…(K)
Indeed. And this holiday was designed with Middle Eastern weather in mind.
Enjoy your Sukkot.
❤ Todah rabbah, Lauren ❤