Jerusalem Early Evening
Size - (USA):
20 W x 16 H x 0.1 D (inches)
Size - (metric):
50.8 W x 40.6 H x 0.3 D (centimeters)
Jerusalem is a port city on the shore of eternity.
The Temple Mount is a great ship, a pleasure yawl
From the portholes of her Wailing Wall, jubilant saints
Peer like passengers. Hasidim on the pier wave
Goodbye, yelling hurrah, bon voyage. She
Is always docking, always embarking.
And the fences and docks
And policemen and flags and churches high masts
And the mosques and the smokestacks of synagogues and the chanteys
Of praise and mountain-billows.
The ram s horn sounds out sunset: one more
Has set sail.
Yom Kippur sailors in white uniforms
Ascend between the ropes and ladders of tried-and-true prayers.
And the profits of market and gates and goldencap domes:
Jerusalem is the Venice of God.
Jerusalem, Israel, Holy Land, Watercolor, City, Ancient, Original Watercolor