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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: GILI HAIMOVICH

AND THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SOFTNESS By Gili Haimovich People are still flirting with trying to look younger, to make each other laugh. Their existence is softened by the luxuries of having some time, some needs, met. People are still eager, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE NEW COLOSSUS

THE NEW COLOSSUS By Emma Lazarus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING AT A BLACKBIRD

THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING AT A BLACKBIRD By Wallace Stevens I Among twenty snowy mountains, The only moving thing Was the eye of the blackbird. II I was of three minds, Like a tree In which there are three blackbirds. … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SUFGANIYOT BY RABBI RACHEL BARENBLAT

A version of this post was previously featured on the Saturday Poetry Series. SUFGANIYOT By Rabbi Rachel Barenblat In oil, pale circles roll and flip, doughy moons inflating. The fun part: poking a finger inside, giving a wiggle and twist, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE HUMAN FAMILY BY MAYA ANGELOU

Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s an iPhone commercial. But it is also a beautiful video and an inspirational poem, both of which come together to remind us that we are more alike than we are different. “I note the obvious differences,” … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: A ROSH HASHANAH POEM BY SARAH MARCUS

By Sarah Marcus: ROSH HASHANAH, 5774 The moon was a sliver of itself the first night I thought of you combing a new year’s honey through our hair. We are taught to repent, but it’s a poor translation, for Teshuvah … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: ABRIANA JETTÉ

LIES OUR MOTHER TOLD US By Abriana Jetté I do not believe in the story of the virgin but in the value of the human: the body — because no matter what you were told that soul is not yours. … Continue reading

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