Monday, March 13, 2017

Praised Be Those Who Remember to Remember

March 14, 2017

Dear Subscriber:

Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The theme for this week is national identity, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, which falls on March 17, and Purim, which fell on March 11 and 12.

Today’s poem is a poem for the Jewish holiday of Purim about preserving identity through ritual.

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Nick Gordon

Praised be those who remember to remember!
Unless they do, what we do is in vain.
Ritual reserves a time to render
In myth and play a world that else would wane,
Memories now passed along the chain.

© by Nicholas Gordon

Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at For more Purim poems, go to .

This week’s theme: National Identity
March 14: Praised Be Those Who Remember to Remember

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