Jake Marmer

Cause for Celebration

Hey all! Best wishes for a sweet New Year – Shana Tova!

Among my newly minted resolutions is getting back into posting on the blog – drafts of poems in progress?

Here’s a Rosh piece I’m working on –


Cause for Celebration

“what does it mean to celebrate

Rosh Hashana if you don’t believe

the world was created on this day

any more than yesterday or tomorrow?”

I ask myself, mouth full

of honey, thankful for our exilic

solar calendar spinning

the first of Tishrei

so that it falls

         out on a different day every year


good wishes to all!!