Albert's Poetry Cafe ~ Tovli's Ten Words ~ Ten from Boris !  December 1, 2008 - December 10, 2008

Contest Completed

Congratulations

Gold Star - Nowhere Fast
Silver Star - REMEMBERING ANNA
Bronze Star - Trailing Road to Nowhere
Albert Award - Gone

Details

Note: (these words were borrowed from the Yiddish Poems of Boris Karloff translated of course - thanks Yosif); It is from the poem, "Mastermind."

Boris Karloff is the pen name of Dov-Ber Kerler. He was born in Moscow in 1958 and has lived, studied, and taught in Jerusalem, Oxford, and Bloomlngton, Indiana, where he currently holds the Dr. Alice Field Cohn Chair in Yiddish Studies. He has published four collections of Yiddish poetry, including one with his father, the poet Josef Kerler. His Yiddish poetry blog can be found at www.elabek.blogpot.com



Instructions: using all ten words, write a prose poem that speaks of loss.

clear
gone
one
pretending
smile
voice
gray
recalling
souls
nowhere

Prizes

First, Second, Third and Albert Award

Moderator

Helena
Helena
Australia

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Created Dec 2, 2008