Rachel Kann: “Another Star/Another Queen (A Purim Poem)” directed by Brad L Cooper


As the spiral of time unwinds and we
reach the inner tightness, as the tension increases and the spin
speeds up to meet this, what we experience is the physics of the
quickening. From within this simultaneously
terrifying and sacred chaos, I emanate. I know my sovereignty. Let history belittle
me, label me disobedient, I place this designation as a jewel in my coronation. I’m not one to listen in to the pitiful
whimper of egotism, thus missing the whisper of divinity. This is my resistance, my defiance, my refused compliance. Know this: there are definite
limits to what the laws of man can accomplish. They can demand my degradation, murder me, make a monster of me, but they are powerless to legislate
my soul’s autonomy. The secret to freedom is realizing there
is no approval to seek from within an infrastructure that is—at best—complicit
in your utter destruction. My crime? Unwillingness to be paraded
around naked in only my crown. Unwillingness to be a trophy, a puppet,
a pawn. My crime? I’d rather be having my own in gathering than awaiting an engraved invitation to objectification. My crime? Honoring my majesty. Sisters, we are in the midst of a massive
metamorphosis. Transformation, by nature, is inherently treacherous, but this does not permit us to remain in stasis. Before this dissolution could even begin, our imaginal cells were whispered into new manifestations of existence. Nascent potential awakened. We are the budding of new wings, we are the opening, we are the
infinite unfolding. We are bravely entering the space of not-knowing. We have faith in what awaits us in the
liminal spaces, beyond the reach of intellectual limitations. we are reawakening, in the garden, in
the season of our sweetness, completing our receiving in a state of love so deep, we soar in awe.

4 thoughts on “Rachel Kann: “Another Star/Another Queen (A Purim Poem)” directed by Brad L Cooper

  1. gorgeous, revealing and concealing, all at the same time. Thank you for your Torahitic artistry – we need it

  2. Thank you for this Rachel. As a short film writer and director Your poetry is always inspiring to me.

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