An Artist's Metanoia

Girded with the Sash of Knowledge,Decorated by the power to use itTo rescue whomever she chooses,My muse is amazed and amusedBy the spirit of her followers that drives themTo ardently […]

I Am the Jew

A poem that directly confronts the ideological core of Anti-Semitism, and its foul absurdity.

The Emperor and the Swan

Emperor Sho-Fu always walks with his dear friends in the willow groves, where the koi swim by, where cygnets gather aside, to receive his gifts from the water’s edge, where […]

The Song of Love

The sweetest serenades Are soothing songs sung, Successfully swaying The searching soul With simple sonnets Of sincerest serenity And selfless succor. Sorrows switch to smiles, As the sublime snatches Snuggling […]

Methuselah, Voice of the Forest

Part One The world is a forest, Its trees reverberating with chatter. The sounds that compose the background Loudly scream their slants, Repeating until all the animals and plants Are […]

The Autistic Voice

Streams of words Flow as drops on paper From the fountain pen, Their source. Communication is easy when written, But when spoken it often feels forced. Although I am normal […]

Never Again (Conversations with God)

On December 19, 2012, I visited Yad Vashem, Jerusalem’s Holocaust memorial. “Never Again” is a feeble attempt to put the horrific events of the Holocaust and my humbling experience in […]

The Voice at Hand

Your voice is the sound of words spoken, The combination of thoughts and actions taken From the undertow of emotions that overflow Like an upwelling of encouragement From the gushing […]

"Mamba"

This poem is an excerpt from my book, “Wild Writers: The Animal World’s Greatest Poets”. It’s time to samba, To dance with a black mamba. We’re done; I bit you. […]

Inside the Bite: The Komodo Dragon

Inside the Bite: The Komodo Dragon Varanus komodoensis is the world’s largest living lizard. Known as the Komodo dragon because of its enormous size, a fully grown Varanus komodoensis can […]

The Biological Profile of the Malaria Parasite

Malaria’s Taxonomy: Domain: Eukarya Kingdom: Protista (Chromalveolata) Phylum: Apicomplexa Class: Aconoidasida Order: Haemosporida Family: Plasmodiidae Genus: Plasmodium Species involved: falciparum, vivax, malariae, ovale, knowlesi An Introduction to Malaria Malaria, from […]

"The Demon in the Desert"

This poem is a literary account of my intense spiritual experience in the Negev Desert, Israel, during Birthright 2012. “The Negev is a mystical place, A vast, empty space Of lore […]

“Trailblazer”

The stardust shimmers As a comet passes over. Plowing through space for all of eternity, Its magnificent tail glimmers With hope and luminosity.   As it orbits the setting sun, […]