Michel M.J. Shore

Solace for Slander

Psalm 4 -Symphony of Psalms


Accompaniment of the Chief Musician

Brought the heavy lament of David’s soul

To the string instruments and the chorus

In cacophony with his beating heart.


David speaks to G-d, his one soul’s Confidante,

Knowing the Divine is witness to all,

In righteousness with all the evidence,

The heavens bear witness to all slander.


The pain inflicted on David’s being

Can only be assuaged by the L-rd,

Giving his soul respite for length of nights,

Finally ushering a new sought dawn.


The music of harmony is restored;

The string instruments and chorus bring calm.

About the Author
Michel M.J. Shore is a retired judge of the Federal Court of Canada and recently made a home in Israel. He is the writer of several published books and poetry collections.