Humanity, or: Transcendence

Poetry Partners #32 'Poem of Atonement', a poem by Adam Taylor of 'Adam's Poems Etc...' we have slandered we have robbed we have bribed we have wrought wickedness we have lied we have provoked we have trespassed we have transgressed we have oppressed we have rebelled we have abominated we have wallowed in evil but… Continue reading Humanity, or: Transcendence

Holier, or: Fragile

Your little face Might just be proof for me of God's good grace You utterly bewitch me Your fancies so enrich me I want to be Your Abba'chka... How can I assure you That there's a God Though I s'pose you do not need it You naturally believe it... Holier than me My Dear Baby… Continue reading Holier, or: Fragile

Supporting belief in the tooth fairy

The tooth fairy Our 6½-year-old daughter believes in the tooth fairy, despite the fact that I've casually mentioned to her that goblins, gnomes, witches, fairies, dwarves, dragons, etc. are all imaginary, mythical creatures. She completely understands all of this, but for some reason, the tooth fairy seems to fall into a separate category in her… Continue reading Supporting belief in the tooth fairy

Don’t judge, compare, or try to fix others

Israel means: "Struggle with God" A young rabbi friend of mine once praised me, suggesting that my ongoing contemplations about God, given that I'm an adult in my forties, are a testament to my relationship with God. My back-and-forth struggle with the concept (even though I lean more towards doubt than belief), as he framed… Continue reading Don’t judge, compare, or try to fix others

Not entirely, or: God

An American sentence The Jewish God is not entirely implausible. Still, I'm doubtful. 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… Continue reading Not entirely, or: God

Ineffable, or: Beyond description

An American sentence Personal relationships with higher powers cannot be conveyed. 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… Continue reading Ineffable, or: Beyond description

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

Rather, Since, or: Repeat

A triolet Have we souls that lather, rinse, repeat? Rather, are we of meat and spirit, ~ or: is an afterlife mere conceit? Do our souls lather, rinse, repeat, ~ or: did God but one life each mete? We wonder: do our essences transmit? Have we souls that lather, rinse, repeat? Rather, are we of… Continue reading Rather, Since, or: Repeat