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Eyes open to praise

The play of light

Upon the ceiling—

While still abed raise

The roof this morning

Rejoice as you please

Your Maker who made

This day while you slept,

Who gives grace and ease,

Whose promise is kept.


'Let them sing for joy upon their beds.'—Psalm 149


Samuel Menashe



From The Niche Narrows: New and Selected Poems,
Talisman House, Publishers, © 2000.  Reprinted by
permission of the author.

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