Treasure Island

Lewis Eron

(July 26,1951 / Englewood, NJ)

Wonder Rabbi - A Sonnet

It is great to be someone’s hero, sincere praise but no context.
To receive accolades and kisses and hearing I’m the best
From a room where only the most the alert sleep and the rest
Might wiggle or stare or clap or cry honestly with no pretext
Or intent beyond joining a hymn poorly sung and feeling perplexed
By memories of other synagogues, other rabbis on the Day of Rest
Or even by God’s strange presence. Proclaimed the greatest
By the least, the deaf, the blind, the sick who read the

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