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A Jewish Childhood Paris 2015
Saturday, 13 June 2015 14:22

I find myself sleeping in this morning after an energy-packed seven day master poetry class with Cecilia Woloch. Seven new poems was a challenge for me. I have decided over a period of years to dialog with the queens in Luxembourg Gardens. Who says that stone don’t talk. Of course, one has to sneak up on them and have a code word. It all takes time and faith. I have begun on that adventure. Jeanne, Queen of Navarre. She is my prototype, and of course, I don’t want to give too much of it away. All I can say is that once completed, she will be the paradigm from which I will continue. So you can see that I have built in longevity for myself in this mission.

How long should the queens take? After all, it has been centuries since they were placed there to guard over small children with their bateaux, both floating, in a way in the pond in the Gardens.

Now I have problems with the wifi connection on this computer so I will have to stop, take time to get it fixed and then return to you. To be continued.

I’m back with internet access. In Paris it cost me the equivalent of $42 a bargain for sure.

A walk in the Gardens, an adventure down to Shakespeare and Company to buy book bags as requested by some. I met a woman from Bengal, India, and we had a great conversation regarding writing. Her husband told me to read a Nobel poetry winner called Ravindranath Tagore. I will definitely check this out. The bookstore had one copy of SAVING MYSELF: A LOS ANGELES CHILDHOOD. She bought it. I personalized it. So now I will bring down a couple more books to Shakespeare and Company before my critique group Sunday evening.

Well, I think we are up to date, and thanks for reading my Jewish Childhood Blog.