Monthly Archives: April 2015

Mare Nostro Our Father Sea

by Erri De Luca, April 21, 2015, http://fondazionerrideluca.com/mare-nostro-our-father-sea/ Seas are for fishing fish, not dead bodies and the remains of tragic shipwrecks. In this extraordinary poem, Mare Nostro Our Father Sea, Italian writer Erri De Luca wrings his hands about … Continue reading

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Crazy for April

I was driving one morning, struggling with a tiredness that spring hadn’t repaired, when I heard an essayist on the radio tell me something new. “April is the cruelest month,” he said, quoting the famous opening of “The Waste Land.” … Continue reading

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The Perfect Egg

What makes the egg so perfect? What makes it possible to even use that word, in such imperfect times? Could it be Spring itself that elevates anything which encompasses shape, symbol and sustenance in a single entity? Bring it on, … Continue reading

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Swing it, Miriam

I am imagining a little skit of two Jewish women kvetching at Passover. ¬†They talk about how nothing changes: the degradation in Egypt, known as Mizraim, is not the distant past, but same old, same old: “Mizraim, Mizraim? We’re always … Continue reading

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