Category Archives: Elana Bell

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: TWO MERMAID POEMS

Editor’s Note: In response to last week’s feature, Saturday Poetry Series favorites Erin Lyndal Martin and Elana Bell introduced me to two more fabulous mermaid poems. These poems have been swimming through my mind all week, and are too fantastic … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MOTHERHOOD POETRY

Editor’s Note: In honor of Mother’s Day, I have gathered together some of my favorite poems that I’ve featured on this series over the years that consider motherhood from a plethora of perspectives, for motherhood is such a multi-faceted experience. … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: ELANA BELL

By Elana Bell: ELEGY FOR A MOTHER, STILL LIVING          The Lord gives everything and charges by taking it back. —Jack Gilbert I was formed inside the body of a woman who wanted me as she wanted her own life, allowed … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: EYES, STONES

                                   Cover illustration of Eyes, Stones: Threshold, by Kate Quarfordt FROM EYES, STONES By Elana Bell LETTER TO JERUSALEM To hold the bird and not to crush her, that is the secret. Sand turned too quickly to cement and who … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: ELANA BELL

ON A HILLTOP AT THE NASSAR FARM, OVERLOOKING THE SETTLEMENT OF NEVE DANIEL By Elana Bell This is for Amal, whose name means hope, who thinks of each tree she’s planted like a child, whose family has lived in the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE ACHE AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD: ISRAEL-PALESTINE PEACE POETRY

Editor’s Note: Peace is always a timely topic. Today much of the middle east is in a state of political unrest. Civil wars are raging, dictators are struggling to keep the masses under their control, and citizens are taking up … Continue reading

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