City of Lions

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!

0 thoughts on “City of Lions

  • February 19, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Reichel and I love your phots, as well as your commentary. It makes us almost feel as though we are there.

  • February 22, 2010 at 7:16 am

    what a great collection of pictures! i don’t think i ever noticed quite so many of jerusalem’s lions before 🙂


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