Notes on the Spring Holidays, III, [Hanukkah]
III Hanukkah In a world where each man must be of use and each thing useful, the rebellious Jews light not one light but eight— not to see by but to look at.
From The Complete Poems of Charles Reznikoff. Copyright © 1976 by Charles Reznikoff. Used by permission of Black Sparrow Press, an imprint of David R. Godine, Publisher, Inc.