This poem was at the end of a post written by Esther Cameron, over on Sasson, and it really spoke to me.
It's always darkest before the dawn, and for sure it's pretty dark right now for a lot of people. But BH, the light of Zot Chanuka will turn it all around.
Let us keep one another from despairing
though desperate matters in the world abound,
build bright the thought of one another’s caring
to keep at bay the fierce eyes all around.
Let’s each be witness to the other’s world:
before the other’s eyes let each unroll
those maps of truth that lie in darkness furled
when unperused by any kindred soul.
Granted, we lack the power to turn the course
of history, which tomorrow as today
declines from bad to worse and worse and worse;
yet, while we can, let’s mock it in our play.
Each moment of shared truth and shared delight
sets a bright star against the faithless night.
(Let him lift up his eyes and his heart to us,
To the light,
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