Today we mark a moment

When our learning seems complete

We’ve parsed it out, and talked about

What all these texts can mean


But anyone who’s come to learn

Will hear it from the sages

The first time through can only be

What’s written on the pages


Hadran alakh, to you we will return

Hadran alakh, to all that we have learned


Underneath what’s written Is a hidden magic world

Of wisdom, like a lotus flower

Yearning to unfurl

A secret life of layers

Are buried in these books

The only way we’ll find them Is to take another look


Hadran alakh, to you we will return

Hadran alakh, to all that we have learned

Let’s learn it again, and again, and again,

Turn it again and again and again


It would take a lifetime

And the next two, three or four

To answer all the questions

That’s what we’re learning for

Even though this moment

Marks a time we feel complete

Please know these texts are saying

Please come back to me!


Hadran alakh, to you we will return

Hadran alakh, to all that we have learned

Let’s learn it again, and again, and again,

Turn it again and again and again


Hadran alakh, to you we will return

Hadran alakh, to all that we have learned