Searching Diligently (Bedikat Hametz)

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Written by Leon. Leon is an experienced Jewrotica writer who has published fifteen poems on Jewrotica. Experience Leon’s poetry here. Leon’s first collection of poems “Beyond Time and Space” is available as an e-book here. It’s also available as an e-book for all platforms via Smashwords.

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Searching Diligently (Bedikat Hametz*)

I begin my search,
Using the lightest of touches:
A feather, a breath, a look, a sigh.
Starting at your feet
and working my way up;
Starting at your head
and working my way down.
Between each toe,
Behind each ear,
Around each curve,
Under each stroke,
Across silky smooth surfaces,
I gently search out your pleasure.
And whenever I find some,
Revealed by a giggle,
An intake of air,
I take my time to diligently probe,
To delve into the secrets
Of your hidden desire.

*Bedikat Hametz is the search for any leftover pieces of bread or other leavened food that takes place the night before Pesach. This symbolic ritual is traditionally done with a feather and a candle, and involves looking in all the corners of the house for signs of crumbs. In order to make the search more realistic pieces of bread are hidden by the children of the house to be found by the parents.

I am a late-comer to poetry especially Jewish-laced love poetry. In the last two years I have written about 50 such poems that I am now trying to publish under the title - The Metaphysics of Love. They are about love - love for women as a metaphor for the Divine love - sometimes employing very erotic images inspired by the Song of Songs and Kabbalistic literature.