Joel Hoffman on the perils of Bible translation
Tisha b'Av and sounds of sorrow

Another mother poem: messages


in the curve of your head,
its whorls of soft hair

in your grasping hands
and your dolphin trills

some of your signals
are plain as speech --

your staccato kicking,
a fist pressed to your eyes

-- but no one can decipher
your most secret heart

This week's prompt at Big Tent Poetry has to do with steganography. I didn't wind up writing to the prompt exactly, but my mother poem this week was inspired by the idea of hidden messages. There's so much about Drew which is inevitably, and delightfully, a mystery to me.

As much as I adored smicha students' week and ruach ha-aretz, I think both Drew and I have benefited from settling back in to our home routine.

If you want to see what other poets wrote this week, inspired by the steganography theme, check out this week's Come One, Come All post.