Tag Archives: Biblical Poetry

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: DECENCY

From DECENCY By Marcela Sulak: selections from SOLIDARITY vi. Virginity It’s not that you get tired, it’s that it starts to be the only thing, starts to disappear you. Your parents phone you at college to ask: how is your … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: RIVER ELECTRIC WITH LIGHT

From RIVER ELECTRIC WITH LIGHT By Sarah Wetzel: A WORSHIP OF RIVERS If I must choose a word for you, let it be river. Not the river’s smoothed banks that, like skin, give form to breath and blood, the throb … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: VALERIE BACHARACH

GENESIS By Valerie Bacharach I flew across the international date line to yesterday. Stayed on the plane, circumnavigated the world, arrived at time’s beginning. A garden of wildness. No need of that man whose rib I stole, no need of … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MIRIAM’S SONG

“Miriam the prophetess” by Anselm Feuerbach. Public Domain image. “Miriam the prophetess… took the tambourine in her hand; and all the women followed her with tambourines and dances. And Miriam called to them: Sing…” (Exodus 15:20-21) Editor’s Note: The most … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: STACEY ZISOOK ROBINSON

By Stacey Zisook Robinson: THE BOOK OF ESTHER That blush on my cheek? It’s paint, And I have glittered my eyes And robed myself in the finery of silk and gossamer, lapis and gold– And whored myself for your salvation. … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: KAREN ALKALAY-GUT

By Karen Alkalay-Gut: HER STORY I have never been able to tell her story Sometimes it escapes me, sometimes I am not sure It could really have happened, sometimes I read Different accounts of her demise, or a paragraph From … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE GLAD HAND OF GOD POINTS BACKWARDS

From THE GLAD HAND OF GOD POINTS BACKWARDS By Rachel Mennies: HOW GRANDMOTHER PAID HER PASSAGE TO NEW YORK One by one her mother sold her silver spoons and heirloom bracelets; goodbye, porcelain bear, silk blouses, patent-leather Mary Janes, the … Continue reading

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