Chayei Sara / חַיֵּי שָֹרָה Life of Sarah, Genesis 23:1–25:18 Torah Study and Poetry (5)

Death in the Days of Corona

Corona changes things / causes death and leaves the living to deal with where / to bury, how to prepare the body / for a return to the wholeness of the earth / to become dust again

Finding the Familiar

We each crave the familiar
the known
what feels like home
opposites attract
both are true
the trick or skill
finding the familiar
the similarity and safety
the kindred spirit
in the other
the different
even the stranger

Marriage and sameness or interracial, interfaith, interculture, international by Adika Suhari on Unsplash

Seeking Big Hearted

Generosity
come forward generous seek
to surround yourself
— Genesis 24–10–26 Haiku, a form of Japanese Poetry with 5–7–5 syllables per line.

Thanksgiving table, gratitude with friends and family by Meritt Thomas on Unsplash

A Tale To Tell

As you imagine the coming Thanksgiving table
who will be there
who will not
what is the tale you have to tell
more important than eating
what is the tale you have to tell

The Ask

Engage with this text / if you have an ask / tell the tale / ask / then are you ready to go / carrying out the task / seeking further / turning right or left / if your ask / is not yet / satisfied

Camel journey through Torah poetry by shubham gond on Unsplash

Hitch Hiking

Have you ever hitchhiked / opened your door to a stranger / willing to go on faith or a feeling / this is what I must do / destined to be / to go and see / something new in the world

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Kimberly Burnham

Kimberly Burnham

Writer, Poet, Ekphrastic Writer-in-Residence, Nerve Whisperer, Brain Health Coach, Author of The Traveling Brain: Illuminating Peace Poetry in 5000 Languages.