Donna by Hanoch Guy

It’s  a  good  day
End of February, almost  winter end
sixty degrees.
My ashes in a green box.
The pastor’s Isaac sermon
is not wooden.
Almond blossom  woke him up

through the open window.

My daughters and  granddaughter  in white,
their friends in jeans.
Success with the caterer.
The  catered food is much better the

when my husband Peter  died.
I did order cheap.

My family strolls
Along my boulevard ‘s awakening trees.
They sold my scooter
And the climbing gear
But I’m already peak’s air

Hanoch Guy spent his childhood and youth in Israel surrounded by citrus orchards ,water melon fields and invading sand dunes. He is a bilingual poet in Hebrew and English,.
Hanoch is emeritus professor of Jewish and Hebrew literature  in Temple University
He has taught mentoring and poetry classes in the Musehouse center in Philly.
Hanoch has published poetry extensively the US,Israel and the UK in Genre,Poetry Newsletter, Tracks , the International Journal of Genocide studies Poetry Motel,Visions International,Voices Israel and several times in Poetica where he won an award
He has also won an award in the Mad Poets Society.

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