Tag Archives: Seasonal Poetry

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: 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: JANET R. KIRCHHEIMER

THE NATURE OF THINGS By Janet R. Kirchheimer I was eleven the spring my father singed his eyebrows off while burning down pear trees. Anne Carson says dirt is a minor thing. This is not true. Perhaps she has not … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE BOOK OF RUTH AND NAOMI

from THE BOOK OF RUTH AND NAOMI By Marge Piercy At the season of first fruits, we recall two travellers, co-conspirators, scavengers making do with leftovers and mill ends, whose friendship was stronger than fear, stronger than hunger, who walked … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: TWO SUMMER POEMS

LILY-BELL AND THISTLEDOWN SONG By Louisa May Alcott Awake! Awake! for the earliest gleam 
 Of golden sunlight shines 
 On the rippling waves, that brightly flow 
 Beneath the flowering vines. 
 Awake! Awake! for the low, sweet chant … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: D.H. LAWRENCE ON SPRING

THE ENKINDLED SPRING By D.H. Lawrence This spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green, Wild puffing of emerald trees, and flame-filled bushes, Thorn-blossom lifting in wreaths of smoke between Where the wood fumes up and the watery, flickering … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE BOOK OF ESTHER BY STACEY ZISOOK ROBINSON

By popular demand, in celebration of Purim we are re-featuring this stellar poem by Stacey Zisook Robinson, in conversation with your faithful editor at the crossroads of feminism and midrash. By Stacey Zisook Robinson: THE BOOK OF ESTHER That blush … Continue reading

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