Poetry

A Deep but Dazzling Darkness

I think one of the greatest of metaphysical poems is Henry Vaughan’s masterpiece “The Night.” The poem takes as its inspiration the scene from the third chapter of John, Nicodemus visiting Jesus by night....

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...

Episode 62: Juan Felipe Herrera

Tiferet Journal, and our Tiferet Talk Interviews host Gayle Brandeis are most honored and grateful to have the current U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, as our esteemed guest. Juan Felipe Herrera is the author...

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Listen

Listen I would like to listen when Make me feel for you Stay still for a moment Listen I want to talk to you Listen in the singing of the birds Listen in the silence of your cry Listen when I want to make me Feel for you, to...

Mnemosyne Fifteen (Rumi), with an introduction to Rasoul Shams

  This week's posting will serve a dual purpose. In addition to announcing the new Mnemosyne poem (embedded in the photo above), I'd like to also announce that I'll be interviewing its translator, Rasoul Shams,...

Lectio Poetica: What is the Question?

“Sometimes . . . you come to a place whose only task is to trouble you with tiny but frightening requests . . .” – David Whyte Ten years ago, just three months after falling...

Our Victory

If there is ever a book that saves us it will be a contemplation of Love without pretext or association with idols. It will be about knowing the mystery is boundless and choosing life...

Waiting for you

Waiting for you   Waiting for you, as the days and the nights come and go… I will continue waiting till the end of time. Ever since you left me in this world, my soul went after you,  traveling from...

Meditations on Bread and Wine

I.  According to Zoroastrian legend, Ahura Mazdao bestowed upon Zarathustra a remarkable gift. It came to him in a dream: a golden knife cutting open the earth. The plough. Agriculture, that is, is a...