Love in the Hearth

By: Izzi Kessner

Marlborough School, Los Angeles, California


Food and fire and warmth and dance

The way we act is not by chance

The smell of it all takes you back

To Sunday traditions, happy and packed

Stuff ourselves with wood from the fireplace

Make the shot, the family ace

The big skirts, the masked dancing

When you were young, you bet you were prancing

Vibrant songs and sunny tunes

Grandmother taught you to sew a loom

And the oldest traditions seem the farthest

From useful, but trust, they give the heartest

We love and care for our family

We live in peace and with amity