A candle
made of 2 parts
(braided into one
alluding to husband and wife)

A ceremony
in a darkened room
(traditionally done by
the woman)

Employing wine, fragrance, and light.
In hope that sweetness
(and holiness of the Sabbath
will remain)

Light, first fire
of the new week
(dripping warm wax
on white lace)

Holy semen

— © Abraham Menashe