Incubate Hope

Central Park early spring NY

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda


Hold on close

To the hope

Even if

It is a bit


So no matter the noise

Distraction desires,

Hope remains warmed

In soul

Where truth never




For The Daily Post

I’d Rather Find Rainbows

Rainbow Norway AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif


I would rather be joyful

I’d rather hold hope.

I’d rather find rainbows

(Won’t dismiss pots of gold).

I’d rather know light

In the dawn

In the dusk,

Feel the song of the earth

As it peals in my heart.




For The Photo Challenge

No Iron Needed

Oasis tree

Photo: Ofir Asif


There’s a crease in my memories.

An obscure line

Of thoughts.

There’s a wrinkle along

The predictable


I’ve accumulated crinkles

And crimps

And what not.

It is fine

As it is.

It is what

It need be.

All those furrows and folds

Are what makes me

Be me.




For The Daily Post

I’d Rather

Flower NYC NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda


I’d rather be

As I am

Just in a world

Less fraught

With wrong

And sorrow.

And yet,

If in my druthers

Things were not

Exactly as they are

In both joy and dismay,

What would make me

Be exactly

As I am





For The Daily Post

In Your Grasp

Achziv Cave AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif


It is in your grasp

To take hold

To absorb

Offered light

Life’s rewrite.

It’s within your soul

To recall

To be bold

In the hollowed out space

Of your mind

To breathe deep

To grow whole.



For The Daily Post

Life, Captivating

dream catchers OsnatHalperinBarlev

Photo: Osnat Halperin-Barlev


As you breathe in the early (too early, today)

Pinking dawn of a fresh

Brand new


May it catch on the ledge of a dream

That had your soul

In its sway.



For The Daily Post


horse shoe stream Shiloh AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif


When life turns back onto itself

When flow seems stalled

Or slogs to mud

Hope still remains

A promise curled in gathered clouds

For though they hide the current sun

They still meander

Toward a future

Of fertile streams

To guard.



For The Daily Post

Wonder On

fairy girl Osnat HalperinBarlev

Photo: Osnat Halperin-Barlev


May we never stop to wonder.

May we never lose a dream.

May the image in our spirit

Find its way into our realm.

May the fairies that can flutter

In our younger, fresher soul,

Move forth awe and harvest marvel

To grow us closer to our whole.



For The Daily Post

Not Immovable

melted peak AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif


Even the mountains

Seeming well set in stone

Their uncompromising

Place so solidly headstrong

Can move


Pebble by pebble

Rainstorm by rainstorm

To places one had

Never thought

A mountain

May join.




For The Daily Post


purple1 AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif


Allow an image of your soul

To echo through the chambers

Of your heart.

Let it take form

So your budding spirit can

Take root and unfurl

Your self

Into full bloom.




For The Daily Post