After Uppsala (August 1990)

After Uppsala (August 1990)

by Marc Mangel

Today I davened in the woods

with a minyan of birch and cedar, aspen

and ash

I called to G-d along with the woodpecker

songbirds and

squealing pheasant

The trees raised green arms to

bless creator of all life

Birds sang about the breath of




We prayed, us all

that warm Shabbat morning

and were transported

through time and space

to visit many different place

and see




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