Adon Olam ~ Teapot no. 61 (561) ~ Tea with the Buddha babies
...Wondrous messengers that they are...
Thank you, Yuki, thank you, Jesse, thank you, Bodhi,
for coming through today; it's been a while.
© Nicole Raisin Stern
Colored pencil and black fountain pen ink on paper
Adon Olam: Hymn or Responsive Chant (by Reb Zalman Schacter-Shalomi)
You were cosmic LORD, YAH Malakh, before there even was a world
Then Your will all things did make, YAH Melekh we call You now.
Once when all things will cease to be YAH Yimlokh still true will be
You were, You are, eternally resplendent to infinity.
You alone, there are not two to join as friends, as lovers do.
Beginningless and without end You keep all one by plan and strength.
You are my GOD, REDEEMER, Life Protecting me in war, in strife.
My holy haven and my flag, my cup of health for what I lack.
Into Your hand I trust my breath, You breathe in me by night by day.
My body is Your tool, Your gift. With You as mine I'm not afraid.