Expectation packaged in an envelope

Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope. -Shana Alexander (1925 โ€“ 2005) I've written before about my special poetry partnership with Sangeetha and how she has brought more color into my world. Recently, I wrote a poem inspired by an envelope that I received from Sangeetha in the mail, but I didn't write anything about… Continue reading Expectation packaged in an envelope

Wasted days(?)

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. -e. e. cummings (1894 - 1962) One of the greatest highlights of my childhood was playing Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D). This and a few other role-playing games (RPGs) were the primary unifying factor among my closest circle of friends. So, perhaps that's why I… Continue reading Wasted days(?)

To pique someone’s interest

For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate. -Margaret Heffernan (b. 1955) This week, for Marsha Ingrao's Wednesday Quotes prompt, she asks what we do to pique the potential reader's interest in our blogs. Marsha mentions that some bloggers spend time redesigning their blogs' appearances to draw attention, and I… Continue reading To pique someone’s interest

Word of the year: Creativity

Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity. -T. S. Eliot (1888 โ€“ 1965) I have been writing poetry with my friend Sangeetha (of Mindfills) for nearly two years now, and we've completed three series of poems together: Ripples ~ a hyakuin (a 100 verse renga) Form verses creativity ~ one poetic form for every letter… Continue reading Word of the year: Creativity

You cannot change any society unless…

You cannot change any society unless you take responsibility for it, unless you see yourself as belonging to it and responsible for changing it. -Grace Lee Boggs (1915 โ€“ 2015) Let's be real. Most of us will never change our societies in any substantial way. I will never make any great impact upon Israeli society,… Continue reading You cannot change any society unless…

Defy and define the darkness

Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness. -Anne Frank (1929 โ€“ 1945) For Chanukah this year, I'd like to share a thought or two about candles. Every night of Chanukah, for eight nights, Jewish people light candles on their Chanukah menorahs, using the flame from one of the candles.… Continue reading Defy and define the darkness

Bewildered, or: In twilight

Poetry Partners #147 'Dirge to a Dirge', a poem by Rayla of 'Innerdialects' WAR rAW ''..humans can pardon each other." If YHWH is disbelieved then your Portugal fell to the Fault of men (more pointlessnesses๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ) โ€ขI envy your fire that will not dance with the Storm: you see nothing beyond the grave. Zero bother with… Continue reading Bewildered, or: In twilight

Grateful for security

Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining - it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn't solve any problems! -Zig Ziglar (1926 โ€“ 2012) This year, after nearly thirteen years in Israel as an adult, I got a job that I can rely upon in the long term. My first reaction… Continue reading Grateful for security