Poem for Kristallnacht by Judith Felsen

Shattered Whole

Tonight both chandelier and sconce
Illuminate a space where darkness was
Our memory of shattered glass
Dissolves in strength
Each shard incising power
Of our souls
Our sanctuary, blessed by
Light within
Inhabits empty pews and
Radiates through walls
And windows
Spreading signs of victory
Our triumph of survival
With G-d’s love
All glowing magnitude 
Our willingness
Tonight we are that light
Tonight all that was fractured, shattered
Lives in majesty as
We are whole 
J. Felsen, Ph.D. 11/9/20

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