Tu Sense

Art by Hadasah Perman
Art by Hadasah Perman

Tu B or not to be
never asks the tree
(of existential anxiety
blissfully free)

Not needing to be
any creation other than itself
(can the same be said for you
or me?)

Hark, and bark!
let us learn from the tree
rejoicing in our identity

May we yield fragrant fruit
throughout life’s journey
Wishing us all a most meaningful Tu B.


Originally published on

About the Author
Chana holds an M.S. in Special Education. Her innovative poems, essays and lectures reflect two and a half decades of experience working with students of all ages and abilities. Chana's writing has been published on, as well as in The Canadian Jewish News, The Jewish Press, and AMI. As a longtime volunteer with the Friendship Circle, Chana was recognised by the Ontario Legislature for “bringing a smile to the faces of children with special needs.” Although Chana 's "heart is in the east" she currently lives with her with her family in Toronto.
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