Click image to order
Never miss a post
Your email address:*
Please enter all required fields
Correct invalid entries


« Overheard on the Elevator | Main | "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" [by Emily Moore] »

December 18, 2008


I like the way the poem seamlessly integrates a literal Jewish text and ties it to an artistic obligation to create texts. There is an interesting Jewish aesthetic theory somewhere in there.

many people don't realize that, after the final redemption, there will be a new torah comprised of the same letters as the present one but forming different words. the torah we have now -- like the god we have now -- is the torah we need and deserve. but try to imagine what will be in that new torah! one thing is certain: it will be downloadable!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

click image to order your copy
That Ship Has Sailed
Click image to order
BAP ad
"Lively and affectionate" Publishers Weekly


I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


  • StatCounter