Passover, or: Pesach

A haibun

This year, spring in Israel wasn’t.

I’ve loaded the laundry machine with my fleece sweater and fleece pajamas, which I was wearing just one week ago. I’ll be putting them away until next winter.

There’s a popular Israeli children’s song (in Hebrew, of course) that is sung in schools and preschools throughout the country, which our daughter sings on a near-daily basis:

The chorus (translated from Hebrew) is:

Great happiness,
Great happiness;
Spring has arrived,
Pesach (Passover) is coming!

Well, Pesach is, indeed, in just under two weeks… but these days feel more like summer to me!

summer wrenches spring
into possessive bear hug
on Pesach visit

Go Dog Go Cafe’s Haibun Wednesday

  • This week’s prompt is to write a haibun about spring.
  • From Poetry.org:
    • In How to Haiku, Bruce Ross writes, “If a haiku is an insight into a moment of experience, a haibun is the story or narrative of how one came to have that experience.”

Let’s write poetry together!

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)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

37 thoughts on “Passover, or: Pesach”

  1. I absolutely adore reading about your days in Israel which in many ways is why I enjoy reading haibun so much…they give a sneak peek into another’s life! xo

  2. Enjoyed the poem and the video (dancing clothes!), a happiness boost on a gloomy day here.

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