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Monday, December 12, 2016

You and I

By STANLEY MOSS 


You are HaShem, and I am a wanderer. Who should have mercy 
on a wanderer if not HaShem? 
 
You create and I decay. Who should have mercy 
on the decayed if not the Creator?
 
 You are the Judge and I the guilty. Who should have mercy
on the guilty if not the Judge?
 
 You are All and I am a particle. Who should have mercy
on a particle if not the All? 

You are the Living One and I am dead. Who should have mercy 
on the dead if not the Living One?
 
 You are the Painter and Potter and I am clay. Who should have mercy 
on clay if not the Painter and Potter? 
 
You are the Fire and I am straw Who should have mercy 
on straw if not the Fire? 
 
You are the Listener and I am the reader. Who should have mercy
on the reader if not the Listener? 
 
You are the Beginning and I am what follows. Who should have mercy
 on what follows if not the Beginning?
 
 You are the End and I am what follows. Who should have mercy
on what follows if not the End?

Notes:
(after an anonymous 13th-century Hebrew poem) 
 Stanley Moss, “You and I” from A History of Color: New and Collected Poems.

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