Praying with Fringes 05/12/2017 – we are the ones that trample and soar and bulldoze

Now May Alicia Ostriker Now May cries out again, I'm here, I'm here until tulips roar like lions, daffodils scream like witches robins puff their chests out, sumptuous maples shout for a wind to come over and wrestle, but as for us we belong to the species that thinks it can change the laws we … Continue reading Praying with Fringes 05/12/2017 – we are the ones that trample and soar and bulldoze

Praying with Fringes 09/09/2016 – As if outside the synagogue we stood on holier ground

from The Book of Life Alicia Suskin Ostriker Integrity unobscured by death Is what we hope for. But to whom should we say Inscribe me in the Book of Life? To whom if not each other To whom if not our damaged children To whom if not our piteous ancestors To whom if not the … Continue reading Praying with Fringes 09/09/2016 – As if outside the synagogue we stood on holier ground

Praying with Fringes 9/13/2015 – I have my task / What matter if I can / Never accomplish it

from To Love Is Alicia Ostriker iii. To love is To desire the liberty Of the one loved And if I have desired From my first moments of sentience When I recognized that I ardently loved the world The balanced radiance of its good and evil And wanted to help Unlock it to become More … Continue reading Praying with Fringes 9/13/2015 – I have my task / What matter if I can / Never accomplish it

Praying with Fringes 12/10/2013 – invisible bears burrowed into dreams

from Almanac Alicia Ostriker How can we speak simply of winter light yesterday glitter glazed every twig in sight the universe shone like knives today the grey-lit overnight snow makes everything peaceful, even ourselves big quilts of it convert our neighbor’s cars into a tender and humble row of ecclesiastical domes or invisible bears burrowed … Continue reading Praying with Fringes 12/10/2013 – invisible bears burrowed into dreams

Praying with Fringes 12/08/2013 – see how simple it really is

then Alicia Ostriker after that it snowed a crispy inch or so and after this the sky resumed her rinsed blue scintillance and after that I remembered the birds so I filled the feeders with two kinds of seed and after this a cardinal a red-capped woodpecker and some finches have been flying around Now … Continue reading Praying with Fringes 12/08/2013 – see how simple it really is