Poets in Jerusalem?
Yes, poets in Jerusalem!
How (and I do mean HOW) cool is this? Through WordPress, I have come across a fellow poet in Jerusalem! Her name is Shoshana Sarah; and (even better!) she organizes multilingual poetry readings in Jerusalem. Her poetry group is called ‘Poets of Babel’, and it meets several times a year at various venues.
As soon as I came across her blog, I reached out to her; and she responded. I have no idea when the next poetry reading will be held, but it already feels as though I have something to look forward to. How lovely it will be to meet in a multilingual setting and share poetry with other writers! How lovely it will be to meet other poets in person.
To me, this feels like a missing jigsaw puzzle piece, hidden somewhere between the dark leather cushions of the loveseat in my family room. I’ve spent countless hours clacking away at my keyboard in that same room, writing and sending my poetry out into this ether, feeling that somewhere… somewhere very nearby is a missing piece of my life.
Beyond this, I would add that one of the hardest things about moving to a country at the age of ~30 is making new friends… and I mean – real friends. I’m talking about finding people that I can relate to and communicate freely, fluidly and fully with. For me, given my personal story, a multilingual community of poets presents a wonderful opportunity.
In any case, there’s nothing further for me to report yet, but I am very excited and wanted to share that with you 😊
51 thoughts on “‘Poets of Babel’ in Jerusalem!”
Excellent news! (K)
🥳 Kerfe 🥳
I am really loving the concept of a multilingual poetry group called Poets of Babel. This is brilliant.
It is really nice to find a good in person writing/workshop group. Hope this works out!
it so is – on both accounts! thanks! ❤
It will be wonderful
not sure when it’ll be… but YES! 😀
Meeting like minded people— the best!
I’m so happy for you.
And right in your corner of the world— simply amazing.
I’m so very happy for you. 👏 ♥️
💕 Thanks, Selma 💕
Excellent, David. 💙
🕺 Merril 🕺
Have a nice time, David with a new lively group, that too, near you.😊❤️
✨🙏✨ Kaushal ✨🙏✨
That is exciting news David: keep us posted!
🎊 Ingrid 🎊
Wow you finally found someone from Jerusalem and that is great!! ( Btw you live in Jerusalem right? So that is why you can attend too!!
😀 Yes, Kunjal – I live in Jerusalem, which is exactly why I’m excited about this
I’m so glad for you, David, because I remember reading of a sort of loneliness you were feeling through a lack of connection. Yay! 🙌
💞 Lesley 💞 ~ thank you!
Great David! ❤🍀
😍 Filipa 😍
you may also find, as I did, how different poems come alive when read!
so pleased for you David. I can relate.
🤗😘 Barbara 🤗😘