Moldova--the day before we left

Moldova--the day before we left

A Poem by Tovli
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a landay... a couplet form in Afghani poetry with nine syllables in the first line and 13 syllables in the second, usually about grief, love, separation, war.

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A landay to honour Mama on the first day of poetry month in America

 

Belonging isn’t your voice searching…

…choices when the light shifts. We’ve planted already.

Seeds have fallen. Twice now. You’re waiting?

News story:  The sun is a bomb. Our sky?  Someone’s war.

Reporters wrote: You smile like farmers.

They kissed us.  They stole a few seeds.  Then, our children died.

 

© 2007 Tovli

© 2017 Tovli


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Tovli
Happy Poetry Month...April 2017!

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Beautiful poem. Says it all so eloquently and deeply!

Helena

Posted 2 Years Ago


i love how unique this write is
beautiful

Posted 2 Years Ago



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Tovli writes short fiction, poetry and non-fiction with an emphasis on Jewish spirituality. Two volumes of poetry: The Breaking of the Glass and Fixing the Broken Glass appeared in 2006 and 2008. more..

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