Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Parshat Lekh Lekha--Avraham's Secret (Go within, Go without)

Just Who moved the silent spheres
Stood First, Alone, behind the sun?
He went within, to discern One--
That Lever turning all the gears.

He went forth and pitched a tent,
Somewhere dark, among stones and snakes,
to be a blessing, shuckle, shake,
when glitter wanes and all is spent.

Change rains on pharaoh's palace:
Death is life; wife is sister,
Plagues pop like blisters,
G-d's pus fills royal chalice.

To be alone, just as G-d is Alone--
This is the bitter secret of our bones.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Noach 10/20/09

Non-Pronoun promises,
flips his flawlessly bent bow
so it scrapes the clouds,

“Let it be a sign,
never again
will waters burst,
my arrow’s now
arched upward—
toward infinity.

Leave your gopher-wood womb.

Come, cultivate this moist, green
vineyard,” (this afternoon mirage).

The first, last righteous one,
Too drenched in blessings,
Finally reveals himself in that
Tent of rotting yesteryear,
Like first fruit—
Or stolen fire.

-Andrés Amitai Wilson

B'reishit (Day One)

Breishit (10/15/09)

Light overflows Vessel.
Primordial Words explode,
searing the deep dank—
evening knew morning. Hatched
from Egg—a gilded day one.

-Andrés Amitai Wilson