“Weathering Winter”

by Shirley Adelman   WEATHERING WINTER KASHA The comfort of kasha, on a cold winter day, warming me up, like Yiddish words, flying across the table many years ago.   BORSCHT Taking time from what should be done, to what must be done: cooking a winter borscht, to nourish my soul, hungry for the flavors, of […]

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“The Russians Are Coming” and Other Poems

by Sparrow From our 2018 art calendar, dedicated to the theme of music   THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING The Russians are coming; the Russians are coming. They stole our election, and they are drumming. The Russians are drumming; the Russians are drumming. The president hears them, and he is humming. The president’s humming; the president’s humming. […]

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“Licorice Stick”

by Sherman Pearl LICORICE STICK When I came to accept that music was not my forte, that I was not Benny Goodman or Artie Shaw or player of a joyous klezmer clarinet, I stashed mine in the attic, maybe, with other relics I planned to revisit, or in the closet where passions go to die. But […]

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