Thursday, January 21, 2010

Melody of the soul

We only dream worthy dreams with our hearts
Those thoughts that flitter & sputter around in our heads
are usually just so much buzz
filling up the empty moments
when our hearts are sleeping.

Our souls tell our hearts when they hear the right music
There are so many alluring melodies floating around.
But only one song is right for each of us.
When your heart hears, your soul knows

It seems impossible
to live every moment with your heart awake & listening
sometimes you need the calm of just knowing it will happen
maybe not today,
maybe not even tomorrow
but one day.
Everyone has one day

You have to train your heart to listen in the background
through the buzz of everyday life
through the sputter of adolesence
and the flitter of young adulthood
then the throb of middle age
finally through the ticking of old age

HaShem will call

Everyday can hold that dream

when you hear it
grasp the melody & memorize it
sing it everyday
dream it every night

It will carry you through
all the buzzing
and sputtering
and flittering
and throbbing
and ticking

to the calm
that is true Shalom

Rivka Cubine


  1. Beautiful! What truth we manage to put into our songs, when we reach the throbbing, ticking stages... ;-)

  2. Yafah, yafah.
    Missing you all, the Zivs.

  3. ...and I thought I was the poet!? The words call, but also the bare meanings behind them tickle the soul. How can the mind in its logic remain indifferent to the music of the spheres. We are the Creator's image when we create. He from speaking into being -- us from speaking what is into a different form. You, Rivka, form the essence of the incense from the particles of the odor. I love what you do with thought. I love what you do with understanding. I love how wisdom adorns your faith. I love you.