Do, or: Do not

A Star Wars limerick “Do or do not, there is no try.” So declared the green ancient Jedi. But, then, as I fell, I heard Yoda yell, "I meant not that people can fly!" d'Verse poetics prompt “Go Ahead, Make My Day” At d'Verse, “your mission should you choose to accept it” is to select… Continue reading Do, or: Do not

Tech support, or: Emet (compiled)

A mystical Rabbi from Prague Taught philosophy weekly by vlog; 'Twas recorded by Golem, Who managed the forum From the back of Old-New Synagogue The great Sage, in slow, measured breaths Gave new meanings to old Shibboleths But this so flustered Golem That none could control him And the truth thus became Golem's death Came… Continue reading Tech support, or: Emet (compiled)

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 17

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. As time goes by, I am increasingly feeling that writing poetry defines me. I honestly can't imagine how I'll feel by the end of this year if I continue to stick to this commitment. It will be pretty… Continue reading Twitter poetry 2021: Week 17

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 16

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. In retrospect, I would say that this idea of writing daily poetry on my Twitter account, which did not take long to merge into the stream of poetry that I produce on this blog, was directly responsible for… Continue reading Twitter poetry 2021: Week 16

The old rabbi, or: The apikoros

A dorky Jewish limerick When an apikoros broke Shabbat, The old rabbi just sighed, "Oy, mein Gott! If you think it's alright To switch on the light... Well... it would seem I forgot the crock-pot!" A quick explanation There are many religious restrictions associated with Shabbat (the Sabbath) in traditional Judaism, including not using electricity… Continue reading The old rabbi, or: The apikoros