Jonah

Ameraiku

POETRY October 2013, augmented May 2017   It is quite some time now that the haiku has made its way across the Pacific, and many an American, adult and school child, has tried their hand at imitating the form and… Read More ›

Puberty Squared

Two poems {click for pdf}   Given: Such Disorder   Boys and girls with pictures and science may seem Well-schooled (and besieged)—yet still not prepared. The mad builder-destroyer, inside and free, Organs growing, over exposed, clumps of hair.   To… Read More ›

Christmas 2014

{Click for pdf}   It is often, if not always the case that an intellectual, if he is honest and dogged enough, will be able to discover the not necessarily warm and fuzzy personal experiences and feelings underlying his theories… Read More ›

The Third Man

At the end of the movie The Third Man—which some polls have elected the greatest movie of all time—there is a sequence that is so blatant in its symbolism as to be corny. Soldiers, police, good guys and bad guys… Read More ›

Sick

Revised September 2013 from Sequence 5 text, January 2004 [click for pdf]   Sick, I went with my son, then two years old, to the drugstore in the village where we had a weekend house. It so happened that this… Read More ›

On vacation

Dear Readers, My son, his cousin and I are off to Vermont for our annual week of fun in the woods and lakes, and on ballfields of various sorts (to say nothing of group singing and lying in our tent… Read More ›