Facts can obscure truth…

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900 – 1944) Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.-Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881) All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed.… Continue reading Facts can obscure truth…

Whoomp, or: There it is

My 2nd rispetto I chanced upon creative group of poets in a Jewish booth; Thrilled, I could not contain a whoop - Perhaps therein I'd hear some truth! I'd friendships deep with bards afar... But this? The twangs of live guitar? Among like-hearts in Jerusalem My inmost voice professed: I am! P.S. I am offline… Continue reading Whoomp, or: There it is

Who, or: Where

An Alouette Weighing sensation's Sheer desperation At lack of other poets, For expressive minds To serve as remind- ers candor not to omit. Deep pangs of mute heart Play merely one part In yearning for words that speak Worlds, while dolent soul Feels itself quite whol- Ly: adrift, self, hollow, bleak. The Alouette This form… Continue reading Who, or: Where

Cream, or: Sugar

A Limerick There's a singular magical cherry, Without which ~ mornings could get hairy. Many who fancy caffeine Believe its seed is a bean, Which... when dried, milled & roasted makes merry! d'Verse poetics 'Always in Season' At d'Verse, poets were prompted to let fruit find its way into our poems; and as far as… Continue reading Cream, or: Sugar

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

New Year’s, or: Reality

A kyrielle Every year, there's a New Year; and People make commitments to change That oft blow away like soft sands... Then we do it again - ain't it strange? Every year, there's a New Year; and We celebrate like it matters, Imbuing it with meanings grand; But weak illusions shall shatter. Every year, there's… Continue reading New Year’s, or: Reality

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

Two truths, and/or: A lie

Sevenling (Have you heard of) Have you heard of 'Two Truths & a Lie'? Let's give it a go: My only sibling is 20 years younger than I; I have lots of gray hairs; I never wear shoes. Fun, right? Let's go again: I'd never intended to make my home in Israel; Israel's existence is… Continue reading Two truths, and/or: A lie