Shabbat, or: Shalom

A dribble

Candles
are lit; fingers
produce no more writing, even as mind
continues churning, even as fingers
tap to the heart's rhythm.

The dribble

The dribble is a brief poem consisting of exactly 100 letters (not 100 charactersโ€”spaces and punctuation are not counted).

The name of the dribble is derived from the micro-fiction form known as the drabble, a story consisting of exactly 100 words. [READ MORE]

31 thoughts on “Shabbat, or: Shalom”

    1. well, on Shabbat we’re not s’posed to change the physical world – no writing is included in that… so my fingers are left tapping out rhythms instead of tapping on my keyboard…

    1. Rather, I have so many ideas for the story that my frazzled fingers have become tired of deleting and typing a million times over ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

      1. Actually, when I was offline, I did still take a bit of time to write in my journal… but it was much less than I spent online… and I found that I was more “present,” and accomplished far more than usual in offline life, which made it far more enjoyable.

  1. Well I had to share your poem and lost my comment because I forgot to hit copy after select all. The piece is great David but the heretic hamster is hilarious. Cindyโ€™s comment is pretty funny too. You are a good writer David but you have a great sense of humor too. Have a blessed weekend. ๐Ÿค—

    1. In the future, Joni, it’s probably easier to just click on the “reblog” button at the bottom of the post… it’s one step instead of two or three ๐Ÿ™‚

      ๐Ÿค
      David

      1. Thanks David. I actually meant I had to read it to my husband I knew he would get a kick out of the poem and the dialogue and he did. We both enjoyed your work and your sense of humor in your comments. Hope you have a great day with your family. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฆ‹

          1. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ˜˜ Laughter is such a gift and we were laughing together at the funny comments. Thanks for that. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ˜˜

  2. Shabbat Shalom David!
    You can join obsessive blogging anonymous with Ingrid and I or is it Ingrid and me or me and Ingrid. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

      1. only us.. lol.. mine is atrocious tho and then I fix sometimes but I’d never hit send if I didn’t “just do it” .. ๐Ÿคฃ and then I go back and back. ๐Ÿ’–

  3. I guess your hamster is not observant! I can relate to this as I’ve been guilty of having the hamster of creativity spinning on that mental wheel churning out rhyme and rhythm – even as I pray….

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