Candles are lit; fingers produce no more writing, even as mind continues churning, even as fingers tap to the heart's rhythm.
The dribble is a brief poem consisting of exactly 100 letters (not 100 characters—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”
I wonder what’s going on here. Shhh….
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…
Oh, I see.
You’ve expressed that beautifully.
and the first ritual act of entering into Shabbat every Friday evening is lighting candles 🕯️🕯️
Thanks for sharing this. 🙂
yeah – this poem didn’t have any explanation for those who are not familiar with Jewish tradition. sorry about that 🙂
Great poem!I guess I’m feeling just like that now 😂😂 idk what to write in a horror romance story🤣😋
sometimes it’s good to take a break!
Rather, I have so many ideas for the story that my frazzled fingers have become tired of deleting and typing a million times over 😂😂
Wonderfully expressed David….even in a dribble❤️
💖 Karima 💖
Ah yes the typing in the mind doesn’t stop. :)) Relatable!
Yep. I imagine it is similar to an extended blogging hiatus❣️
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.
😀 That’s wonderful 😀
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. Cindy’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. 🤗
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 🙂
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. ❤️🤗🦋
❤ cheers to you both! ❤
❤️🤗🦋😘 Laughter is such a gift and we were laughing together at the funny comments. Thanks for that. ❤️🤗🦋😘
Shabbat Shalom David!
You can join obsessive blogging anonymous with Ingrid and I or is it Ingrid and me or me and Ingrid. 🤣🤣🙏🌷🌷
I don’t think obsessive bloggers care so much about grammar, do they?
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” .. 🤣 and then I go back and back. 💖
True this one!
💓 thanks, DD 💓
Interesting poetic style. You did it very well. I enjoyed your short verse.
💕 Molly – thank you so much 💕
Beautifully expressed! Shabbat Shalom, David!
💞 thanks, Cheryl 💞
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….
💝 Muri 💝
Yeah… my hamster is a heretic!