Woman at the Wall

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This recording is of a 2 voice version of The Woman at the Wall performed by Fran Gordon and Naomi Less.

(music, J. A. Kawarsky)

Did the birds join in chorus when the Levites proclaimed
Hallelujah, praise be the Name?

As I sit in my garden surrounded by sound,
I try to imagine what my ancestor found
when she came to this place.
Was there fear on her face or barely a trace
of awe and of wonder when approaching the steps with her sacrifice ready,
were her hands shaky or steady?

And what of the bird to be consumed by the flame?
Did the chorus of birds sound exactly the same?

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