Humanity, or: Humaneness

A quadrille In the form of four Elevenies life flourishing richly throughout human lands inhabitants accustomed to peace complacency planes flying fleetly imperceptible to eagles barking dogs pulling leashes foreshadowing bombs whistling downwards silhouetted against azure people rushing towards cellars blasts ash covering earth carried by currents only scorching wind's breathing apocalypse Elfchen Row Words… Continue reading Humanity, or: Humaneness

Where doubt is, there truth is…

Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door. -Benjamin Jowett (1817 – 1893) Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt.-Eric Sevareid (1912 - 1992) Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.-André Gide (1869 –… Continue reading Where doubt is, there truth is…

Same, or: Pass

My 2nd Blitz Poem Not again Not the same Same shit different day Same old Old fart Old school School curriculum School trip Trip over yourself Trip switch Switch around Switch knife Knife's edge Knife in the back Back to the basics Back to work Work around Work it It's ironic It's a bitch Bitch… Continue reading Same, or: Pass

Our welcoming school community

Now that the Jewish High Holy Days (Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, etc.) are over, the school year is in full swing in Israel. Happily, our daughter's first grade teacher, who had been sick with COVID and was absent at the beginning of the school year, is back in the classroom. To a large extent, we… Continue reading Our welcoming school community

Zig, or: Zag

My 1st Tina’s Zigzag Rhyme Never met Tina but heard she's clever with the use of her tongue. I've heard she enjoys making puns and often annoys her lovers, who tend to feel she's too complex and expects too much oral text. Never met Tina but heard she's clever with the use of her tongue.… Continue reading Zig, or: Zag

Wreck, or: Over

My 1st Blitz Poem train of thought train wreck wreck yourself wrecking ball ball buster ball and chain chain smoking chain of command command sergeant major command prompt prompt book prompt box box turtle box seat seat of the pants seat of power power structure power save mode mode of communication mode of transport transport… Continue reading Wreck, or: Over

Creatively, it’s more like painting…

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)… Continue reading Creatively, it’s more like painting…

Invitation, or: Poetry Partners

A Cywydd Llosgyrnog We could alternate words or lines, Forming poems, both thine and mine. Thus entwined, what could we birth? Sounds, syllables, inspiring verse ~ Hearts in union cynics disperse. Let's converse, two of one earth. 'Poetry Partners' This poem is in honor of the new 'Poetry Partners' initiative at the Skeptic's Kaddish. I'm… Continue reading Invitation, or: Poetry Partners