The Baal Or Tov, the Master of the Good Light wrote :
To the open sea, to the open sea.
May G-d magnify my soul...
That it may never be enclosed in a prison,
Neither material nor spiritual.
My soul is like a ship,
under the expanse of the heavens.
The walls of my heart cannot contain it.
Nor can those which are made
Those of morality, of politeness
The soul surpasses all this and flies away...
It is above everything that one can name
Above all pleasure
Everything that is pleasant and beautiful
It transcends that which is exalted.
O my G-d, may your help come to me in my pain
Give me a tongue and an expression
Together I shall speak my truth and your own.