Thursday, July 21, 2016

One Sentence

Parsha Chukat

        Then came the children of Israel, 
        even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin
         ...and the people abode in Kadesh; 
         and Miriam died there and was buried there.
                       Numbers 20:1

One sentence, "and Miriam died there
and was buried there"--

This was Miriam who saved Moses
Miriam who led the people with song,
who sang of God's wonders
who sang and danced with joy
as the people left the land of bondage

No one mourned

Just one sentence
--and was buried there
No one mourned

The people complained about their thirst
and forgot Miriam


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