Poem – To Zion (My Love)
Guest Author: Christopher Copas
"To Zion (My Love)"
My blood flows from her,
And my life to her returns.
My heart rests only in her arms;
My mind is at ease when her doors are at peace;
My thoughts are tranquil when hers are serene.
My soul cries out for her eternal protection;
My spirit aches fervently for her perpetual security;
My loins forever declare an endless love for that Holiest of Cities,
And for the safety of her children.
For Zion belongs only to Hashem.
And all of her people
Who believe in their heart,
Who love in their soul,
Shall remain on that land,
Shall be kept forever whole––
For the time that is at hand,
For the day that beckons now.
For our day is soon to come,
For our day, our Holy One.
Yet until that day arrives,
A warning to the enemy lines––
Unto all those who endeavor to destroy her beauty and her majesty––
A cup of white-hot trembling––
A lion of boundless hunger––
A maze of limitless fire––
An earthquake without end.
Christopher B. Copas