An Extra String to the Violin. A Poem

When the opportunity allows, I attend the  wonderful concerts of music of the Torbay Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Gonski. The Gods of Music uplift our consciousness into the heavenly realms – rich in spirit, rich in joy and rich in appreciation. I wrote this poem a few years ago after one of the concerts in St. John’s Church, Bridgetown, Totnes to go in my next collection of poems for publication. The poem had an extra relevance after attending an evening this weekend of a TSO concert. …

Lives of the Dead. A book of death poems by Hanoch Levin, an Israeli playwright. A review. Provocative. Frank. Uncomfortable Reading

I received an email from a Dharma friend in Israel recommending I read playwright/poet, Hanoch Levin (1943-1999), who lived in Tel Aviv. I checked out some of his writings on social media and then purchased his collected poems Lives of the Dead. …

IN JERUSALEM. A Poem by Mahmoud Darwish, Palestine’s national poet

In Jerusalem

In Jerusalem, and I mean within the ancient walls,
I walk from one epoch to another without a memory
to guide me. The prophets over there are sharing
the history of the holy … ascending to heaven
and returning less discouraged and melancholy, because love
and peace are holy and are coming to town. …

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