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http://bostonreview.net/vivian-gornick-hannah-arendt-on-being-jewish The Jewish Writings is a collection of Arendt’s articles and essays written between 1932 and 1966. For this reviewer, they come as a revelation. I had never understood, exactly, the mental road Arendt traveled to get to … Continue reading
Pray, Father,I give you my blessing That’s the wrong way round.Never mind,Tell me your original sins. We don’t have to confess those surely.We are born like that. I mean I am fed up with boring sins like theft and … Continue reading
No mirror for reflection in his mind He says whatever suits that moment’s wish Thus he is to truth disabled, blind Pride and power make human beings unkind. But reflecting can point to what’s amiss. There’s no mirror for … Continue reading
Sometimes I am glad that you are gone You would be startled to perceive the strange new scene That a nation educated could choose one A card to be their presidential meme. Leonard Cohen hung on his frail thread But … Continue reading
He says we’re going to bed this afternoon As melancholy clouds droop from the sky I like the sun to fry, to heat my womb I like the flowers each with its dull dead blooms On burning grass … Continue reading