Peace Be Upon You

By Anonymous Anonymous

Translated By Peter Cole Read the translator's notes

Peace be upon you—
      ministering angels,
            angels of heaven—
from the King who is king of all kings,
      the Holy One, blessed be He;
      in peace be your coming—
            angels of peace,
                  angels of heaven—
from the King who is king of all kings,
      the Holy One, blessed be He.

Bless me with peace—
      angels of peace,
            angels of heaven—
from the King who is king of all kings,
      the Holy One, blessed be He,
      in peace be your leaving—
            angels of peace,
                  angels of heaven,
from the King who is king of all kings,
      the Holy One, blessed be He.

Source: Poetry (March 2012).

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This poem originally appeared in the March 2012 issue of Poetry magazine

March 2012

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SUBJECT Religion, God & the Divine, Judaism

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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