Yes, I am tallAnd towering tooTowering in all aspectsIn appearance and aspirationsIn fame and in faith Yes, I knowI am not expected to surpassAny man in any areaMay it be in education, in earningsAnd of courseDefinitely not in stature Yes, I knowI am not suitable for many of youThose tuned to chooseGirls lesser in every …
Category: Poetry & Prose
A Dog’s Tale (As Seen Through the Windowpain)
Often my dogs lieat the front doorand stare longinglyat the worldthrough the windowpane.They can see clearlyfreedom,sunshine,wide open spacesoutside. It seems to beright within reach,yet something impenetrableis in their way,the nature of whichthey cannot comprehend. The mechanics of door-openingis a deep mystery to them,but they display great versatilityin their efforts to solve this dilemma. Sometimes they …
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A Long Forgotten Tune
Was it in a dream that I heard it last?
THE HAPPINESS CATCHER
In a land distant both in time and place,the most sacred object is a butterfly netwith big holes in it—symbolizing happiness. For, you see, we spend so long chasing happiness and then, having captured it, we try to embrace it with both our arms and hold it close to our hearts, yet it wriggles free …
Writing Midrash for the Book of Ruth
Midrashim take the form of giving speech or utterance to biblical characters whose behaviors, actions, or words raise unanswered questions. The Midrashic process lives on today as writers and speakers continue to elaborate on biblical sources in poems, narratives, songs, and sermons that illustrate the text’s vitality and universality.