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

Jagged Masterpiece

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Photo: Inbar Asif


A rocky castle in the sky

The waters

A cold

Aqua fuzz

And stony shark fins

In disguise.

A masterpiece

Sculpted by ice.



For The Photo Challenge

Chasing Life

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Photo: Chagit Moriah-Gibor


For all the little ones in my life: Right here, nearby, quite far; right now or not but in my heart you always are … For all of you who chase life (and sometimes Central Park pigeons), and grab hold of every moment’s possibility with two tenacious hands:

You teach me lots more than I ever could teach you.

You are each life, exemplified.


For Tuesday Photo Challenge


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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein


In the arms of a sister

Gentle hugs

Soft sang songs

Whispered small things of lovely

A beloved




For The Photo Challenge

Soul Soothing

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Photo: Na’ama Yehuda


In the silence of pre-dawn

Or the hush before the sunset

May your soul be soothed to know

Full widths of hope

Soft waves of deepest palette.



For The Photo Challenge

Weathered Walls

smallpox hospital Roosevelt Island IngeVandormael

Photo: Inge Vandormael


The stories told

By weathered walls

Still standing tall

After the fall

So like the lives of residents

Of old


Still hold.


(In the photo: The ruins of the Smallpox Hospital on Roosevelt Island, New York City)


For The Photo Challenge (2nd entry)

Weathered History

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Photo: Amitai Asif


In the weathered rock

Old hands of time still tick away the measured strokes

Of chisels

Embedding prayers

And faith

Into the stone.

Aged but clear

The corner breathes centuries

Of memory and hope

Of light and lore

And much too much





For The Photo Challenge