Tag Archives: Poetry

Half Moon Over Damascus

Terrorism and beauty, truth and light, in 79 lines of poetic verse…   Take me off to the half-moon over Damascus, where half-lives are split Into billions of crystals of cognizance. What is a terrorist? A death fighter. That’s as opposed to a freedom fighter. So many damn lives. So many festivals to the dead. […]

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Send a Quenelle to AIPAC

Send a Quenelle to AIPAC By Richard Edmondson Send a quenelle to AIPAC for the cavalier bigotry of supporting an apartheid state; Send a quenelle to AIPAC for the insane violence of Israeli settlers, for the fields burned and olive trees destroyed, the price tag attacks, homes raided, the children taken in the middle of […]

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Jewish Values vs. Non-Jewish Values

When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d, And the great star early droop’d in the western sky in the night… –Walt Whitman See also my essay, A Volcanic Eruption of ‘Jewish Values’?

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Bleed To Death

These somewhat connected jubilees of violence— A bit of Hollywood, a bit of PNAC, A bit of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Let’s take a swim in dystopia. Political niceties that inevitably lead To murderers occupying high office—they Must like it that way. It’s a system that suits them. Building shelves in the secrets of your heart— […]

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