Jewish Journal

Your Love

By Emily Stern

October 29, 2013 | 6:26 pm

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Your love could fly, could be grounded

As if they were different.

Your love could ask questions

Be in the stillness of the deepest silence

Your love could pop up and make this world greener

And more full. Your love could sit back, receive

Revere women and men and children and worldliness

Could tend the truth of Our divinity.

  • I Want To Love You

    By Emily Stern

    October 22, 2013 | 9:58 am

    I want to love you.


    Can I?


    Really, this is me asking permission. 


    The repressed heart is really the worst fate,

    what Pharoah had to fear. 

  • The Angels Are Men

    By Emily Stern

    October 17, 2013 | 6:46 am

    The angels conceal themselves
    from those who could see them (Avraham could see them)
    To him they must call themselves men.
    And the angels reveal themselves to those who
    Would never see them as angels
    But still to them (Lot would not see them) the angels are men.

    And there was my heart
    That had tried every day
    And the first love he breathed
    He looked at in its most natural way.

    The early mercy became part
    Of this tree and the red
    Freedom peered and she began to
    Put on orange stockings and
    Walk to the news stand.

  • Living Tree

    By Emily Stern

    October 9, 2013 | 2:11 pm

    The Tree

    She asked me about the Tree of Life!
    And I told her that all the way through her,
    She can be a tree. Ever growing, ever giving, free.

    Oh,... More.