Final word? or: Never

My 1st kyrielle Too many... do just as detached, Robot preachers urge undeterred. Ours will never be the last word... Though it soothes to feel tightly Latched. We stake claims on God for Control... Human hubris is so absurd. Ours will never be the last word; Only letting go can make whole. As firm reminder… Continue reading Final word? or: Never

Prism, or: Schism

My 2nd rondelet Is poetry My faith, rather than Judaism? Is poetry More to me than mere poesy? Each verse, every form ~ a new prism... Poetry is my bridge, not schism ~ Is poetry. P.S. This post was scheduled in advance because I am offline for two days (between sunset on Monday and sunset… Continue reading Prism, or: Schism

What’s worse than Shabbat? Double Shabbat!

Warning: This is a kvetchy post Kvetch /kəˈveCH, kfeCH/ INFORMAL • NORTH AMERICAN noun: kvetch; plural noun: kvetches a person who complains a great deal"She emerges as something of a kvetch, constantly nagging Rick."a complaint"'They don't make 'em like they used to' has become an all-purpose kvetch." verb: kvetch; 3rd person present: kvetches; past tense: kvetched; past participle: kvetched; gerund or present participle: kvetching ORIGIN Middle High… Continue reading What’s worse than Shabbat? Double Shabbat!

Many, or: Not one

An American sentence Religious people usually keep their ancestors' traditions. 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… Continue reading Many, or: Not one

Shabbat, or: Shalom

A dribble Candles are lit; fingers produce no more writing, even as mind continues churning, even as fingers tap to the heart's rhythm. The dribble The dribble is a brief poem consisting of exactly 100 letters (not 100 characters—spaces and punctuation are not counted). The name of the dribble is derived from the micro-fiction form… Continue reading Shabbat, or: Shalom

Minutes, or: Mean it

A dribble The minutes before Shabbat are intense when writing \\ poetry. Will the final \\ product satisfy me? I \\ must leave it regardless. The dribble The dribble is a brief poem consisting of exactly 100 letters (not 100 characters—spaces and punctuation are not counted). The name of the dribble is derived from the… Continue reading Minutes, or: Mean it

Universal, or: Particular

My 2nd dribble EPIGRAPH: You won't burn in hell. But be nice anyway.-Ricky Gervais (b. 1961) despite my circumcision I came to the decision to reject senseless division with the one provision that others are nice The dribble The dribble is a brief poem consisting of exactly 100 letters (not 100 characters—spaces and punctuation are… Continue reading Universal, or: Particular