Why I Love Hummingbirds

A hummingbird hovers over my palm.
Her translucence
swallows breath in mid-air. 
barely visible vibrating wings
echoing soul.
Though colossal upheavals
quake me into question,
I have not lost faith
in small things.
Even after the earthquakes,
the floods and the fires-
and even after the massacres,
I still comb debris
For a glimmer of rubies.

About Morah Yehudis Fishman

I have been teaching Torah and Chassidic writings for over forty years to students of all ages and backgrounds, both on the East Coast and the Midwest. I have been a director of several Jewish organizations in Santa Fe and Colorado. My articles and poetry on a wide variety of Jewish topics have been printed in many publications, and also are available online.

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