12.07.2015

festival of lights

Twas the first night of Hanukkah and all through 98
People were thinking about what to put on their plate.
Toby had made the latkes with care
(Though of course way too soon, she said, I dare swear)
The family had gathered on the sixteenth floor
And as soon as Matt had come in the door [from parking the car]
Deb lit the candles, and we all sang the prayer
And thought of some others we wished could be there.
And then—oh the pancakes, the meatloaf, the gelt
We left quite replete. I had to loosen my belt.

3 comments :

d said...

thank you, Claudia!!

Dianne said...


Love it!!! :)

Kate Knapp Artist Blog said...

and yet another celebration! you just keep em coming...how wonderful...what a woman...what a life...next one in Providence?