Monthly Archives: October 2012

Job 3

After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth. 2 He said: 3 “May the day of my birth perish, and the night that said, ‘A boy is conceived!’ 4 That day—may it turn to darkness; … Continue reading

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Mizmor Shir Lehanef (Michael Wex)

Dem yidn brengt der shabes ri, Menukhe, glaykh-gevikht. S’i’mir shabes yedn in der fri – Aza frumyak bin ikh? Aza frumyak bin ikh, Aza frumyak bin ikh Az ikh tsind mir on a splifele Un ver mir oyfgerikht. A “funfe” … Continue reading

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Neoplatonic Dreams

When I was younger, I used to have Neoplatonic dreams – Neoplatonic dreams about Neoplatonism – with disturbing frequency. It wasn’t surprising that this should be the case, as I’d become a Neoplatonist as an undergraduate upon reading the Phaedrus … Continue reading

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Wales Visitation (Ginsberg)

White fog lifting & falling on mountain-brow Trees moving in rivers of wind The clouds arise as on a wave, gigantic eddy lifting mist above teeming ferns exquisitely swayed along a green crag glimpsed thru mullioned glass in valley raine- … Continue reading

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Reenchantment

“Placebo” is just another word for magic.

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Di Gioldene Pave (Anna Margolin)

Iz di goldene pave gefloygn, gefloygn, Un di nakht hot geefnet di goldene oygn, Likhtiker mayner, shlof ayn. Di nakht hot geefnet di goldene oygn, Bin ikh fidl gevorn, un du der boygn, Umruiker mayner, shlof ayn. Bin ikh fidl … Continue reading

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Memento Mori

A heartfelt conversation with a friend and mentor about how one is not living one’s life correctly, followed almost immediately by a serious automobile accident that could have turned out much worse = totally rethinking the way one lives one’s … Continue reading

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