Humanity, or: Me

A haibun

Tonight, my wife, daughter and I went out to watch the fireworks for Israel’s Independence Day, which follows immediately after Israel’s Memorial Day.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last time we went out to watch the fireworks was three years ago, just before I flew to the USA for the unveiling of my Papa’s tombstone. Talk about déjà vu.

It’s surreal that life is returning to normal, as masks are no longer mandated here. Humanity’s resilience, particularly in the context of Israel’s Independence Day, is on my mind.

It strikes me that I am resilient too.

bundled up children
shiver-smile in spring night wind
fireworks over rocks

Go Dog Go Cafe’s Haibun Wednesday

  • This week’s prompt is to write a haibun about the season you are in.
  • 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!

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