Mine, or: Not?

A haibun Despite the fact that both of my parents were raised in the USSR, celebrating Novy God, the secular New Year holiday, which remains popular in all post-Soviet states to this day, they abandoned it forever upon moving to Israel in the mid-70's. When I was growing up in the USA, we only celebrated… Continue reading Mine, or: Not?

Pitter patter, or: Lullaby

Poetry Partners #28 'A Song of Raindrops' by Gillena Cox of 'Verses' Sing a song of raindrops, falling on flower petals, some refusing to leave, cause happiness is not a roll off task.If you got hold of it and can't drink it, still, hold it, and keep it like precious pearls, for as long as.… Continue reading Pitter patter, or: Lullaby

Replacement parts, or: Truth-driven

My 2nd Terzanelle Replacement parts ever lacking ~ Only nothing lasts forever Replacement parts ever lacking Maintain each piston, cog, lever Appreciation is the key ~ Only nothing lasts forever Embrace of limitations frees Forge forth for futures to follow Appreciation is the key Being fully is not hollow Now's full of opportunity Forge forth… Continue reading Replacement parts, or: Truth-driven

Libations, or: Liberation

An Alliterisen Silly sprites and dancing dryads rejoice Flighty flitting faeries hug towering titans Leprechauns leap by greasy goblins Delighted dwarves feast upon luscious lamp chops Brownies boogie to sirens' song Knowing noble knight stands, self-satisfied Sadistic sorcerer now never more The Alliterisen The Alliterisen (Complex and Rhyming), a form created by Udit Bhatia, is a… Continue reading Libations, or: Liberation

“Cheating” on my 10th anniversary

The challenge Not long ago, I wrote a poem about the difficulty of keeping a secret for an entire month. Having thought about it further, I realized that there was no need for me to wait quite so long... I only had to wait 12 days until tomorrow night... because I can kinda, sorta cheat… Continue reading “Cheating” on my 10th anniversary

But what is happiness except…

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.-Pearl S. Buck (1892 – 1973) The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.-Carrie Jones The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832) But what is happiness except… Continue reading But what is happiness except…