Earth, Earth, my Babylon, Your cheeks are white and ruddy. Filling your lap with children, soft you sing. These trees are like the trees at home; O Laurel bright, a sword between me and thee. Within the gate, beside the … Continue reading Poem: In the Garden
How sad that so many of us go through life with no idea how much we love each other! If our awareness should be brought to bear on anything, it should be the precious and unique blessing of the existence … Continue reading Journaling: How Sad
When we’re able to examine the historical contexts of myths we can see that the myth may not have been a product of wishful thinking, anthropomorphising, or a child’s question. Rather it may have emerged from a profound need to … Continue reading MYTH: A RESPONSE TO EXTRAORDINARY LOSS?
“Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity.” – William Wordsworth Jacob Scheier writes essays, poetry, and journalism. His book More to Keep Us Warm won the 2008 Governor General’s Award for poetry. He was born in Toronto because his parents, on returning from an activist mission in Palestine, were not allowed to re-enter the United States. His poetic landscape is made up of memories of New York, Judaism, his family’s radical communism, and the tragedy of his mother’s early death. His most recent book of poems, Letter From Brooklyn, was just recommended here in “The … Continue reading In Conversation With Jacob Scheier, Part I