In the total darkness, poetry is still…

To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.-Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856) The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.- Jean Paul (1763 – 1825) Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing… Continue reading In the total darkness, poetry is still…

The sole purpose of human existence…

Give light and people will find the way.-Ella Baker (1903 – 1986) Thus shadow owes its birth to light.-John Gay (1685 – 1732) We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.-Socrates (470–399 BCE) Light travels faster than sound.… Continue reading The sole purpose of human existence…

The positive involvement of the parents…

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832) At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of the parents.-Jane Hull (1935 – 2020) Don't worry that children… Continue reading The positive involvement of the parents…

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 10

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. Since beginning this daily challenge, I have been scheduling my Saturday poems on Twitter because I don't blog on Shabbas. It's odd, then, that it was only today that it suddenly struck me that I could also post… Continue reading Twitter poetry 2021: Week 10