Look up, Jerusalem, Israel’s new signs
promoting culture, sport, youth, and education feature lions.
Look down, lions can be found on the ground by the side of the road,
or high above the street,
They can be large, standing guard alone,
or small and blue in pairs,
strong and metal ones,
multicolored and ornate or simply gold paint.
Usually, lions are found outside, even high above the gate,
but the holiday of Purim is coming soon,
and lions will be everywhere.
The costumes are out and ready, even in size extra-large.
The Hebrew month of Adar has begun,
Purim is coming!