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