"Story Lady"

"The Repair" by Stone Goodman

The Repair

O dear pious ones –

When you open your mouth
Whose voice do you hear?
Who speaks through you?

Be a maggid
Be a poet
Be mantic

Be a vessel
Be a Torah
Be quiet

Be oracular
Be vatic
Be sybilline

maggid
mishnah a neshamah
An anagram for the soul

Be nothing
Be nothing
An empty vessel for G*d.

– R. Yosef Caro HaMeChaber