The poem reflects Paul Celan’s sense of an ultimatum and yet also a lightness that sometimes surprises, especially at the end of “The Meridian.”
When people are in the pink or feeling blue, seeing red, being green with envy or plum yellow, they may well be showing their “true colors.”
He was a poet of love, of war, of citizenry, of history – all at the same time.
The Schubertiade began in Franz Schubert’s lifetime (1797-1828) as a sociable, informal musical gathering, where musicians and music lovers would gather to hear and play music.
US embassy Hanukkah message sparks antisemitic responses from Kuwaitis.
His week-long funeral will be held at the temple in a quiet and peaceful manner, according to his followers.
The italicized lines are from the poem “Es Brent,” written by Mordechai Gebertig in 1936 as he watched his shtetl destroyed in a pogrom.
Rafi Dobrin sometimes overstated his case, but he made many salient points, which – like him – are worthy and worth remembering.
The following letters are poems submitted by poets who happen to be readers of and contributors to The Jerusalem Report.
Books are someone’s dreams, and you live several lives while you read them.