Circumcised, or: Barely

Sevenling (I am such)

My 1st sevenling

I am such a friggin' Jew; circumcised; born 
in and residing in the capital of Israel; always,
always walking around with a yarmulke.

I don't compose poetry in Hebrew; I 
don't hate; I have difficulty believing in my One 
True God, let alone in any foreign ones.

I am just as different as I am.

I discovered the ‘sevenling’ form on Ron Lavalette’s blog, and I just had to give it a go! (this probably won’t be my last one)

49 thoughts on “Circumcised, or: Barely”

    1. Thank you, Leenda ❤

      Here in Israel, it just ended, but in the diaspora it will end on Sunday night!
      Tomorrow I can drink whiskey again!

      All best,
      David

  1. Probably won’t be your last? I certainly hope not. It’s a pleasure watching you playing with these forms. You’re well suited to this, my friend. Exploring these different structures and styles. You’re like a kid at play but with the skill of an artist.

    1. I actually felt uncomfortable writing, uncomfortable looking for a picture for it, deeply uncomfortable publishing it…

      You’re unsurprisingly perceptive, Muri.


      David

  2. Your honesty and authenticity come through clearly in this poem. And the last line gave me that jolt I get when I read a great sentence. The kind that resonates in your mind, like music that connects with you.

  3. Introspective, revealing, humorous, and perfectly true to the Sevenling form. Awesome work.
    I can almost guarantee that you have more sevenlings to compose. Don’t say i didn’t warn you.

    And thanks for the shout-out.

  4. I really like the tone of this one and subject 🙂 PS my non-native tongue trips up at the rhythm of born… wants to say ‘born and residing in… Don’t know what that is about. And now I am looking forward to hear the frigging Jew writing about hating as well 🙂 Lovely poem, thank you David 🙂

  5. Sevenling…. interesting. It’s great how you try new forms of poetry. Thank you for writing

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