April 15, 2017
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. The twin themes for this week are Passover, the first night of which falls on April 10, and Easter, which falls on April 16.
Today’s poem is a Passover poem for a non-Jewish spouse.
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Praised be those who marry out of love
And care not about class or faith or race.
Such marriages may problematic prove.
Still, the grit is sweetened by the grace.
One lives with what one chooses, by and by,
Vividly becoming what one chose,
Embracing more at first than meets the eye,
Redeemed by love, as every lover knows.
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at http://www.poemsforfree.com/prais6.html. For more poems about religion, go to http://www.poemsforfree.com/religiouspoems.html .
This week’s theme: Easter and Passover
April 10: Religions Live in a Crowded Neighborhood
April 11: Easter and Pesach, Eternally Linked
April 12: Every Religion Has Blood on Its Hands
April 13: Easter and Passover Go TogetherApril 15: Praised Be Those Who Marry Out of Love