All That Glass–by Gertrud J. Lind*


All that glass
shattered one long ago November night,
can never ever be swept away.
Splinters are pushing into the light of day,
still sharp on all sides.
When sunshine hits these broken pieces,
millions of yahrzeit lights illumine the loss,
while fragments of the rainbow flicker with hope
and the promise of Tikkun Olam.



*Gertrud Lind died on June 15, 2015.
Her poem was published in The Jewish Pluralist last year.
Gertrud’s life was marked by courage, self-determination, and social commitment.
She is always in our hearts.  May Her Memory Be Of Blessing