Jewish Journal

Brand New

By Emily Stern

December 24, 2009 | 1:50 pm

Bali, 2006

is the bookmark
Holding the place
Of all we are
meant to do

I’ve started to sing
What these pages bring
A sound that is brand new.

The butterfly’s
No longer too shy
To show... read on

  • Modestly

    By Emily Stern

    December 13, 2009 | 12:38 pm

    I don’t play hard to get, I just am.
    I do not play modest on purpose
    cause only intellectually do we exist in form.
    Maybe Gd wants you all to Herself.
    Maybe that’s what it’s all about, and
    You are being modest when you days that this is good.
    How can this love be in the... read on

  • what we are

    By Emily Stern

    December 5, 2009 | 10:49 pm

    Ideal, hold this idea:
    I wonder what we are
    it’s effortless to twinkle like a star.
    Around me, all the Banshees Dance.
    and hide before a response can be given.
    but this is what I’d tell them, if they want to listen:
    all I want to say is what wants to be said.
    all I want to tell,... read on