Tag Archives: Peace Poetry

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: SUSAN RICH

MOHAMUD AT THE MOSQUE By Susan Rich                   ~ for my student upon his graduation And some time later in the lingering blaze of summer, in the first days after September 11th you phoned – if I don’t tell anyone my … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: YEHUDA AMICHAI

AN ARAB SHEPHERD IS SEARCHING FOR HIS GOAT ON MOUNT ZION By Yehuda Amichai An Arab shepherd is searching for his goat on Mount Zion And on the opposite hill I am searching for my little boy. An Arab shepherd … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: KEETJE KUIPERS

GETTING THE BABY TO SLEEP By Keetje Kuipers Sometimes the baby can’t reconcile the self with the self: too hungry to eat, too tired to sleep. I know the feeling. O, America, on those nights when you are too beautiful … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: RUMI

OUT BEYOND IDEAS By Rumi Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: LOIS ROMA-DEELEY

BOUGAINVILLAEA AND TV By Lois Roma-Deeley I am a useless human being. Tanks are rolling toward a city– the name of which I remember only from my childhood– old stories told on an old phonograph. The Thief of Baghdad? Ali … Continue reading

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HAPPY HIGH HOLIDAYS FROM THE SATURDAY POETRY SERIES

The Saturday Poetry Series will be on hiatus for the Jewish High Holidays while your faithful editor takes a much needed vacation. We will return on Saturday October 3rd. In the mean time, enjoy some Israeli-Palestinian peace poetry!

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