Their stories, or: Our stories

Poetry Partners #40 'My Paternal Grandparents', a poem by Kate Blake of 'aroused' Nana and Pop met on the ward when she gently tended his gruesome war wounds he a tall handsome older gent she a tiny gentle English rose he solemnly declared he had nothing and lived in the middle of nowhere but love… Continue reading Their stories, or: Our stories

Grandparents & grandchildren

The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy.โ€” Sam Levenson (1911 โ€“ 1980) I'm sharing this quote in honor of my Mama's visiting us right now from the USA. Today, our daughter chose to stay at home with her grandmother, rather than go out for ice cream.… Continue reading Grandparents & grandchildren

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 20

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. Here in Israel, we are now at a ceasefire with Hamas in Gaza (as of last night)... and some of my poetry from this week and from last was naturally "inspired" (if war can inspire) by the horrible… Continue reading Twitter poetry 2021: Week 20

Mama’s visit, or: Finallyโฃ๏ธ

My 2nd monotetra Today, my Mom comes to visit ~ She frequents when events permit; Though far apart, we are tight-knit Soon, we shall sit; soon, we shall sit... My mother's visit Due to COVID-19, and, more recently, the eruption of violence in Israel and Gaza, my mother (who lives in the USA) has been… Continue reading Mama’s visit, or: Finallyโฃ๏ธ

Empowered Judaism – the opportunity

Why "redemptive"? My wife tells me that I should calm down regarding the school that our daughter will be attending next year. I'm trying to, but I won't be able to get this out of my system unless I hash out my thoughts in writing. This isn't easy for me to write about succinctly because… Continue reading Empowered Judaism – the opportunity

Always belonged together, or: Night takes life

A 'Magnetic Poem' tanka Wanna try? Click here. mother and father always belonged together their child remembers moments of joy, tears, and heart night takes life, but can't touch love Notes For this poem, I decided to make use of the 'Love Set' on the Magnetic Poetry website;I think this is a brand new set… Continue reading Always belonged together, or: Night takes life