Poetry

A Little Nightmusic

2013 Tiferet Writing Contest: Honorable Mention in Poetry A Little Nightmusic by Ami Kaye Her sheer veil streams in a pale mist, the crimson lahenga swirls around her running form, she smells the crushed grass beneath her naked feet. I want...

Tiferet Poetry Reading Sunday, April 21

Here's a nice article from The Alternative Press about our upcoming reading Sunday, April 21 from 2-4 pm in Summit, New Jersey. This reading is co-sponsored with The Writers Circle (www.writerscircleworkshops.com). Three poets will...

Holiday Grace

One of the Family Frederick Cotman  1880   This week, instead of memorizing a poem for the Mnemosyne Weekly, I'll be spending time with family. But I'd still like to share a poem with you. No matter what...

A Season to Remember

for Miriam Some wounds, old wounds, with their ragged edges, with their hardened skin, never fully heal.   We sat in the dimmed living room, lights twinkling on the tree, listening to Christmas music, and she said, “My mother loved this time of year.”   I caught...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Thirty-Eight (Adair)

  Photo Credit: ESA/Hubble A star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud This week's poem, "Riding a Koan," by Virginia Hamilton Adair, moves me for so many reasons. I love the way it sustains the extended metaphor...

addendum: on i-it and the god we repress

god is the between of an i and a thou, and it is precisely this existential dialogue with all that exists, our "essential deed" as buber called it, that which we repress within us...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Thirty (Strand)

  Mark Strand Keeping Things Whole "Keeping Things Whole," is one of Mark Strand's most frequently anthologized poems, and it's easy to see why. In so few words, he accomplishes not only his own fascinating meditation on...

New Poems by MargBouvard

HYMNS I think of Falah’s sister in Iraq who lost her husband, her four children, affectionate daughters, proud sons. I think of her empty hands, her empty house that is no longer a home, and I pray. I think there will...

New Translations of Poems by Kabir

In The Target is Behind the Sky (Fifty Poems of Kabir) Sunil Uniyal brings to life the poems or “utterances” of the Hindi mystic Kabir.The translations beautifully evoke Kabir’s imaginative yet down-to-earth writings and...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Twenty-Seven (Sexton)

The Starry Night painting by Vincent Van Gogh poem by Anne Sexton Planning my December ekphrastic poetry course for The Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative has got me thinking about ekphrasis, and though I may not use this particular pairing...