Jewish Prayers From the Heart and Pen of Alden Solovy

Sweet Cake

imageFor Rosh Hashanah, my secret recipe for sweet cake is this song of the spiritual traveler, an extended metaphor that shimmers with hope and prayer. It’s more of a yearning than a classic prayer, a love poem about life. And yet, aren’t all yearnings simply silent prayers of the heart? “Sweet Cake” will appear in my forthcoming book, This is Grateful Heart: Psalms and Prayers for a New Day.

Sweet Cake
Give me a drop of honey,
And I will give you the harvest moon.
Give me a silent tear,
And I will give you the roaring sea.
Give me a cup of milk,
And I will give you the rising sun.
Give me your secret prayer,
And I will give you my broken heart.

Give me a drop of honey and we will
Make a feast of this life.
Sweet cake,
To feed ourselves with joy and love.
Sweet cake,
To feed the world with awe and wonder.
Sweet cake,
Of milk and honey.
Sweet cake,
Of prayers and tears.

© 2013 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved.

Postscript: One of my favorite pieces that’s written in the voice of the spiritual traveler is called “Come Walk.” Other prayers in the voice of the spiritual traveler include: “All is Well,” “River,” “Bird is Bird,” “Leaving,” “Remember” and “About the Rainbow.” This meditation first appeared on this site on December 12, 2013.

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