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.
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...
One of the Family
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...
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.”
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...
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...
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...
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 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...