Jewish Journal

Good Morning!

By Emily Stern

January 19, 2014 | 5:14 pm

Good Morning! Good morning!

It's what we're calling global warming.

Wake up to the coming cosmic day

or we'll end up dying for a past 

that wasn't working anyway.


We've all been dreaming

and the cocks have certainly been sreaming

and the clocks have ticked us

into a life long coffee break,


and the coffee has tricked us

into thinking we're awake.

  • Let It Roll

    By Emily Stern

    January 19, 2014 | 4:38 pm

    Either we are woken up by the alarm clock or by each other.

    Let lovingkindness roll off your sleeve. 

  • humble

    By Emily Stern

    January 18, 2014 | 8:50 pm

    There is no need to be humble when god is as it is. Even as big as I could be, as grand and powerful, no matter what, there is more. I am ornamental. I am a ping pong ball.

  • The Cave

    By Emily Stern

    January 10, 2014 | 1:19 am

    I have a wall too, you know, that doesn't want to be permeated, through to whom life seems too much,

    I have to go home and mend like a cat licking its... More.

  • Lovingly

    By Emily Stern

    January 1, 2014 | 9:06 pm

    How to love life?

    to give it love?
    pour onto it and see what grows

    what if i loved you, Life?

    (without life, I cannot know love….)
    love is the little juice
    life is the little fruit.
    and I am a little bit of surrender and finally saying yes, it is worth it, without knowing that life spent all this time convincing me in the back around way,

    yes, it is worth it to let the heart be touched by everything.

    Falling in love again. Maybe I have been scared to. Maybe I am ready to take it on. This time, lovingly.

  • Your Love

    By Emily Stern

    October 29, 2013 | 6:26 pm

    Your love could fly, could be grounded

    As if they were different.

    Your love could ask questions

    Be in the stillness of the deepest silence

    Your love could pop up and make this world greener

    And more full. Your love could sit back, receive

    Revere women and men and children and worldliness

    Could tend the truth of Our divinity.

  • I Want To Love You

    By Emily Stern

    October 22, 2013 | 9:58 am

    I want to love you.


    Can I?


    Really, this is me asking permission. 


    The repressed heart is really the worst fate,

    what Pharoah had to fear. 

  • The Angels Are Men

    By Emily Stern

    October 17, 2013 | 6:46 am

    The angels conceal themselves
    from those who could see them (Avraham could see them)
    To him they must call themselves men.
    And the angels reveal themselves to those who
    Would never see them as angels
    But still to them (Lot would not see them) the angels are men.

    And there was my heart
    That had tried every day
    And the first love he breathed
    He looked at in its most natural way.

    The early mercy became part
    Of this tree and the red
    Freedom peered and she began to
    Put on orange stockings and
    Walk to the news stand.

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