The Phoenix the Dragon and the Salamander

His hut was built in a cleft of the mountain between the trees and the lava flow, where the hot springs steam and hiss, and mud forms a thin dry crust over the boiling, melted earth. His neighbours were the phoenix, the dragon and the salamander. His name was Fire, pronounced, in his tongue, likeContinue reading “The Phoenix the Dragon and the Salamander”

Eight Minutes to Passover 2020

Careless birds flock and call under the great clean sweep of sky  Ignoring the Angel of Death as she glides silently, dark wings outstretched  Not my Death. Not my Angel. There’s that apple tree I was talking about.  Faaark off faaark off faaaark off   Down below, our houses bear invisible marks   There areContinue reading “Eight Minutes to Passover 2020”

On the morning of his wedding day, he woke to dawn light glowing pink and gold through narrow arched windows, diffracted by tiny panes of glass into rainbow patterns on the rugs, the furs, the stone floor. He rose, pulled on his boots and paced out to greet the day, holding up a silent fingerContinue reading