Renewal of Spring

First Buds of Spring
Red Bud buds at Kennilworth Aquatic Garden in Washington, DC

“The buds appear in the land, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the dove is heard in our land…” —Song of Songs 2:12 (from

Spring Equinox Prayer by RK’Jill Hammer

Place four objects representing earth, water, air, and fire around you and recite the following verses from Ecclesiastes:

Earth: One generation goes and another comes, And the earth remains forever.

Fire: The sun rises and the sun sets and returns to its place and shines there.

Air: Blowing to the south, turning northward, Ever turning blows the wind.

Water: The rivers run to the sea, but the sea is never full, To the place from which they flow, the waters flow back again.

מַה-תָּעִירוּ וּמַה-תְּעֹרְרוּ

Mah ta’iri u’mah t’oreri (see Song of Songs 8:4)
You have awakened and aroused everything.

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