Posts

Jews of the Mystic River

Not Poland, or Gan Eden But East Boston Where narrative is history And history is geographic Mensheviks Bolsheviks Trotskyists, of course Those who parse Gematria Or holy alphabet Build ships in Quincy Drive trucks in Chelsea Sew button holes, tailor … Read More

By / May 1, 2006

Not Poland, or Gan Eden But East Boston Where narrative is history And history is geographic

Mensheviks Bolsheviks Trotskyists, of course Those who parse Gematria Or holy alphabet Build ships in Quincy Drive trucks in Chelsea Sew button holes, tailor The wrists of jackets

Pantry shelves Of bottled plums in glass And other things that are preserved In their own juice; Anger, betrayal, grudge, Inescapable memory

To be loved with this kind of love: To be ground like beets for borscht Chopped like opinions Savored like schnapps Lit like candles Blessed like God.

Tagged with: