Through my eyes, or: In your arms

My 1st sijo Carry me to safety in your arms \\ to somewhere far away Where is your reassuring smile \\ which always soothes me so? What if COVID gets in through my eyes \\ when I cry in fear? Notes My intent was to write a sijo poem related to the global pandemic;The poem… Continue reading Through my eyes, or: In your arms

Blogging time commitment ~ worth it?

Nearing my blogoversary Two days ago, I got together with a friend of mine, whom I hadn't seen in many months because of the multiple COVID-19 lockdowns that we've gone through here in Israel. He and I became particularly close the year before last when we took a Talmud class together in the evenings. Last… Continue reading Blogging time commitment ~ worth it?

Images, words, or: Sounds perhaps?

Sevenling (Units of thought) My 2nd sevenling Units of thought would seem to be unknowable; perhaps my most basic intent is conveyed in... images, or... words, or... sounds...? What is necessary, at minimum, to understand me? What content do my screams carry? Or this gritted 'Fffffuuh' sound I make? Or seven tortured lines? The force of… Continue reading Images, words, or: Sounds perhaps?

Mailwoman, or: Policewoman

My response to d’Verse’s prompt for Haibun Monday: ‘Walk with me down Memory Lane’ I have poor long-term memory, but an amusing recollection came to me as I was perusing my limited memory banks for this exercise. Between the ages of 1½- and 3-years-old, I lived in Columbus, OH, while my father was a visiting professor at Ohio… Continue reading Mailwoman, or: Policewoman