Dreams, or: Stanzas

An emoji 'free verse' (best viewed: on a computer screen & not in WordPress Reader) In a moment, πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈ it would be over again and he'd πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈ have to start over in the next... no, not this time. Grunting, 🀏 hand over hand, he scaled the πŸ§—β€β™‚οΈ uneven face of 🀏 the dream cliff, fingers… Continue reading Dreams, or: Stanzas

Tradition, or: Modernity

An American sentence Yesteryear's modernity is today's venerated tradition. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing the line count freed… Continue reading Tradition, or: Modernity

Secular Israeli Yom Kippur

Bicycle Day There is a fascinating Israeli cultural phenomenon that I would like to share with you, which occurs annually on the day of Yom Kippur, which is the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Now, without getting into details, suffice it to say that Yom Kippur has very strict religious restrictions, which include all… Continue reading Secular Israeli Yom Kippur

Old school, or: New school

An American sentence Sporting colorful school t-shirts, kids strut Jerusalem's winding streets. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing the… Continue reading Old school, or: New school

The Sabbath, or: Shabbat

A palinode to: 'Shabbat, or: The Sabbath' Fuck that noise; Sabbath law annoys girls and boys who want toys; They're denied their simple joys; Onus ~ faith destroys d'Verse prompt: Write a palinode A palinode or palinody is an ode or song that retracts or recants a view or sentiment to what the poet wrote in… Continue reading The Sabbath, or: Shabbat

This heart, or: This mind

My 1st puente In the form of two envelope quintets This heart has no other blood known than flowed through all past generations linked one-by-one through space and time by ancient Hebrew conversations echoing through flesh and bone ~ ever more so as I've grown ~ This mind has grasped that nothing's known though men… Continue reading This heart, or: This mind

Some of my best friends are anonymous

On the one hand... When I step back and think about it, the blogosphere seems such a strange realm; and I'm old enough to have grown up without the Internet so I have perspective on this. Still, one need not have been born before the Internet era to be struck be the notable differences between… Continue reading Some of my best friends are anonymous