Aubade, or: Love requited

A blues stanza Thursday night at my 'puter, watch'n skies brighten, Still at my 'puter when it start'n to brighten, I scowl t'ward the window as it lets tha light in. If I don' go to bed, I won' be getting no shut-eye, Too many nights I been getting no shut-eye, Tired in tha daytime...… Continue reading Aubade, or: Love requited

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 20

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. Here in Israel, we are now at a ceasefire with Hamas in Gaza (as of last night)... and some of my poetry from this week and from last was naturally "inspired" (if war can inspire) by the horrible… Continue reading Twitter poetry 2021: Week 20

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 19

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. Due to the ongoing violence in Israel, I ended up posting eight Twitter poems this week, instead of the usual seven. If you'd like to read my [general] perspective on the current explosion of violence here in Israel,… Continue reading Twitter poetry 2021: Week 19

Loose peoples, or: One tightly knit?

My 1st 'blues stanza' Oh, Hebrew has long been our people's tongue Holy tongue, it's always been our ancient tongue That few know today for we're so far-flung Most Jews have seen it only in prayer books Though most don't ever open up prayer books How many give the Torah even single looks? Diaspora Jews… Continue reading Loose peoples, or: One tightly knit?