The Shape of the Shofar

silouette of person blowing shofar

it is a wonder 

the shofar
is shaped 
like the inside
of an ear
because at the moment
we are blasted with sound
and our whole world becomes the ancient voice,
we are meant to listen to whom is below noise
and there, underneath the usual commands
and allegiances
is Torah
listening and weeping
in all the invisible, eternal ink

Found in: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur

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