The Raay, or: Creativity verses form

Sangeetha & David's new poetry project Once upon a time, two poets who'd never met in person began writing verses back and forth over the Internet. Their first project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin. Once they'd completed their first oeuvre, they decided to continue their journey together; and Sangeetha came up… Continue reading The Raay, or: Creativity verses form

In-person versus online poetry community

Poets of Babel Last year (2021), during the Jewish autumn festival of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), I attended a local gathering of poets in Jerusalem, hosted by Shoshana - a poet I'd come across here on WordPress who happens to live down the street from me. Then, in May '22, I attended another poetry reading… Continue reading In-person versus online poetry community

Circumcised, or: Barely

Sevenling (I am such) I am such a friggin' Jew; circumcised; born in and residing in the capital of Israel; always, always walking around with a yarmulke. I don't compose poetry in Hebrew; I don't hate; I have difficulty believing in my One True God, let alone in any foreign ones. I am just as… Continue reading Circumcised, or: Barely

Indigo, or: Ajna

A Garland Cinquain unfold chakra petals you'll start to recognize where you've been & where you're going third eye insight a bridge between right and left hemispheres; heaven and earth; your life and death transform the night expands over people and the Divine a deep part of you awakens wisdom lower into higher spiritual currents… Continue reading Indigo, or: Ajna

Longing, or Belonging

Poetry Partners #78 'ALL Belong', a poem by Anna Smit of 'Shalom Aleh' They turned And looked At me fierce "Go home Where you Came from" They shouted. Tears Became my Playground lot I thought I belonged But came up Short. Finally I cried Now I be- Long. But no! Accents Set us apart A… Continue reading Longing, or Belonging

Wordless, or: Wordful Conversations

Poetry Partners #56 'Wordless conversations', a poem by kenhume79 of 'Poetry and Prose of Ken Hume' Wordless conversations on a barstool seat Between two men whoโ€™ve never met before Sharing an unspoken bond in this fermented retreat Wordless conversations on a canal-bank line Between an ageing father and his son Fishing for the perfect words,… Continue reading Wordless, or: Wordful Conversations