Whishing, or: Wishing

My 1st Wayra sipping cold coffee rubbing hand over cool scalp sparse bristles whishing softly my thick hair migrated southwards one crisp, chilly season d'Verse poetry prompt: The Wayra At d'Verse, poets were invited to try their hands at writing wayras. The Wayra (Quechua - wind) is a popular verse form of Peru and Bolivia.… Continue reading Whishing, or: Wishing

Both a part and apart

Jewish skullcaps Male Orthodox Jews usually wear skullcaps called kippot (singular: kippah) while they are awake, both outdoors and indoors. I've even met some who wear head coverings while they sleep at night, although this is definitely beyond the norms of mainstream modern halakhah (religious law) and Jewish culture. In fact, it's quite interesting that… Continue reading Both a part and apart

Half a dozen of the other, or: Jew

Tassels swinging as they walk to the Wall on Saturdays; perhaps not. It depends, you know. Some wear frock coats so you wouldn't know it; plus- tassels probably don't swing much under heavy polyester. I went abroad to teach a group of secular Jews from Russia in Georgia. The country. I wore my skullcap (that's… Continue reading Half a dozen of the other, or: Jew

Poet dude, or: Symbol

A 'Magnetic Poem' tanka Wanna try? Click here. masculine mouth smiles that smooth sensuous mustache more symbol than style sexy face a mystery poet dude's alluring ode Notes Last time, I attempted to write a poem with the 'Geek Set' for the first time; and for this poem, I decided to try out the 'Mustache… Continue reading Poet dude, or: Symbol