Simkha Shayevitch: Afternoon Prayer
by Simkha Bunin Shayevitch
Excite me with the song
of your violet love
and playing like a child
let me wander through the night
into the white land of the moon.
Fill me full of deep faith
in your blazing eyes
so that believing like a child
I will in the purity of twilight
await the dewy red flamed morning
Oh, intoxicate me!