“The Red Tent,” a song

Chorus:

In the Red Tent (2x)

I’m sitting with my sisters in the Red Tent.

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It’s the tent of compassion

Harmony and song,

Dancing and singing

We all get along;

It’s the tent of schmoozing

Rhythm and rhyme,

Ancestor magic

Time out of time.

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Chorus:

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It’s the tent of connection

Mothers, daughters and friends,

Holding up each other

With support and wisdom;

A shoulder to lean on

A hug when we cry,

Finding our light

In each other’s eyes.

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Chorus:

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It’s the tent of desire

And our vision of love,

Where pain is suspended

On the wings of a dove;

We fly with the music

Set our souls free

Sisters with the power

of what we can be.

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Chorus:

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From the deepest night

to the dawn of the day,

Keepers of the flame

Circle to pray;

A carpet of longing

Hope in our lap,

Hearth of hospitality

We open the flaps.

“The Red Tent” © Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael. September 2007. Dedicated to Jill Hammer, Holly Taya Shere and the Kohenet sisters. http://www.shechinah.com

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