From the Poetry of Hanna Senesh

 

20170924_001806[quoted in chapter 9 of To Cross The Line With A Bridge (Rabeinu Publications, 2015)]

 

Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame.

Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart.

Blessed is the heart with strength to stop its beating for honor’s sake.

Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame.

 

 

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