A double acrostic poem
|Reflections in Arabic tea:
Much has Jerusalem seen
|Land endowed in ancient times with a divine aura
Israel lay between three continents on clover map
Sovereignty won and lost; so too ~ prevailing myth
Over centuries, she heard many a heartrending plea
Love for Homeland of yore etched into Jews’ hearts
Indeed, lifetimes of yearning for each hill and wadi
A nation’s dream realized and rent apart by dogma
- Anaphasia: the fear that your society is breaking apart into factions that have nothing left in common with each other.
- Lisolia: the satisfaction of things worn down by time, broken in baseball mitts, the shiny snout of a lucky bronze pig, or footprints ground deep into floorboards by generations of kneeling monks.
d’Verse poetics prompt
‘The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows’
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When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
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