Happy Hanukkah

Light the Festive Candles

Light the first of eight tonight—
the farthest candle to the right.

Light the first and second, too,
when tomorrow’s day is through.

Then light three, and then light four—
every dusk one candle more

Till all eight burn bright and high,
honoring a day gone by

When the Temple was restored,
rescued from the Syrian lord,

And an eight-day feast proclaimed—
The Festival of Lights—well named

To celebrate the joyous day
when we regained the right to pray
to our one God in our own way.

~Aileen Fisher

little blog wishes you a Happy Hanukkah!
Welcome, welcome, Season of Light.

Comments

  1. Fluffy Cow says:

    *smile*
    And joyfulness to you as well this season!

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