In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:

  • What Do You Have?, and: Morning
  • Marcia Falk (bio)

What Do You Have?

Rosh Hashanah, 5770

Not this earth, not even dust—Not yours, caw invisible jayslike gates swinging shut.Not your memories, risingand burning in the airlike leaf-dew in sun.Not your thoughts, poking inand darting outlike hummingbirds in the blossoms.Only this bit of time (like clouds unforming)—even as you point to it,gone.

Morning

Tenth Day of T'shuvah, 5770

Beauty spilling through doors and windowsonto tables and floors and wallsin every room, unstintingly.I have decided to enjoy my hunger.To say How great are thy works andHow goodly thy tents, even thoughthere is no Thou for me.My regrets are many and persistent;they have dug their home in me.In spite, I have decidedto love my life. [End Page 248]

Marcia Falk

Marcia Falk is the author of The Book of Blessings, a bilingual (Hebrew and English) re-creation of Jewish prayer in poetic forms, as well as several books of poetry and translation, including The Song of Songs: Love Lyrics from the Bible; The Spectacular Difference: Selected Poems of Zelda; and With Teeth in the Earth: Selected Poems of Malka Heifetz Tussman. She is also a painter; her art may be viewed at www.marciafalk.com. MarciaFalk@aol.com

...

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1565-5288
Print ISSN
0793-8934
Pages
p. 248
Launched on MUSE
2010-06-19
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.