A Poem by Yehuda Gubani

This morning we received a beautiful new poem by beloved long-time Ramah staff-member Yehuda Gubani, that he asked us to share with the Ramah community:

Shir Ramah — Summer 2021

by Yehuda Gubani

The day arrives
in summer ’21,
when
the first bus
enters camp,
when
the first car parks,
and the lake
will celebrate
our comeback
with its dancing
smooth water,
and
the River Side
will cheer up
with waving branches
on its both sides,
and the grove
will hug us
among its trunks,
filling its space
with our laughter.

The day arrives
in summer ’21,
when
our bunks
will open their doors
widely widely,
to stop
the pure poor silence,
to replace it
with our holy joy.
The day arrives

in summer ’21,
when birds celebrate
our comeback
with its singing
above us,
in the blue sky,
and the first meal
in our dining hall
will be a festival
of colors and calories
and sounds.

The day arrives
in summer ’21,
when
June, July August
will then last forever,
turning our comeback
into golden sessions,
on our green fields
of growing,
in our whte hearts
of blessing.

The day arrives
in summer ’21,
when we wake up
for
the first exciting sunrise,
reciting the
unwritten prayer:
welcome back,
welcome back.