Tikkun olam

Each of us, in his or her way,
is called to heal the world,
to gather up the light
scattered in dark corners,

like bees gathering nectar
from flowers made of sunlight
and bringing it back to their hives
where they turn it into golden honey.

About Ray Sharp

Poet, athlete, retired public health planner
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7 Responses to Tikkun olam

  1. Marya says:

    Lovely, Ray! Here is an old essay of mine from 9/11/09 on Tikkun Olam.


    • Ray Sharp says:

      we are all in need of repair, healing, individually and collectively. seems tearing apart yields more short-term gain to those who are selfish, who put their egos ahead of what’s good for all, like the universe tends toward greater evil and chaos unless people of goodwill come together to find a new way

  2. kunstkitchen says:

    ‘When you save one person, you save the world.’ Beautiful poem.

  3. I like this very much. First I’ve been acquainted with the term Tikkun Olam….world repair. Well…it has always been timely, hasn’t it.

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