Friday, February 15, 2013
Poetry Friday: The Longest Night
Dip into Poetry Friday with The Longest Night, a Passover Story by Laurel Snyder and illustrated by Catia Chien.
On the day we killed the lamb,
Aba wiped his bloody hands,
Marked the post above the door,
Drank and ate and said no more.
Till--the saddest sound, so stark.
Cries like knives that split the dark.
Cries that found us, frozen, numb,
Woke us, made us rise and run.
Brilliant, yes? Don't miss this beautiful celebration of Passover. Happy Poetry Friday!
The Longest Night, a Passover Story
by Laurel Snyder
illustrated by Catia Chien
Schwartz & Wade Books, 2013