Orange lights, or: Testy pedestrians

A haibun I can sleep through almost anything, which is a useful talent to have because our apartment faces a major Jerusalem artery, noisy with traffic, as did our previous apartment. During the day, we are beset by vehicles blaring their horns, as well as the occasional car accident; at night, joyriders rev their engines… Continue reading Orange lights, or: Testy pedestrians

Crash, or: Burn

A Cadralor In the form of 5 Kimos I. traffic grinds to a halt in thunderstorm; driver curses to himself, considers his options II. dark smoke visible from over the hill; playing in car seat with phone, youngster's oblivious III. directing vehicles around orange traffic cones in his trench coat, policeman braves the rain IV.… Continue reading Crash, or: Burn

Highway driving, or: First winter rainstorm

An American sentence: Highway driving at night through Israel's first winter rainstorm? Oy vey! What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didnโ€™t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that… Continue reading Highway driving, or: First winter rainstorm