Friday, January 27, 2006

My Blog Sonnet.

Aliya concepts floating in my brain,
Latent brilliance hopelessly obscured.
Frustration mocks me, "So it shall remain"
Still, I blog, crafting idea and word.
From stubborn chaos I exract each drop,
Covering pages with meaningless ideas.
Blogger overflows with digital glop,
Gelling a post dispelling all my fears.
A Winning JIB? Thousands of hits this week?
Will even one contemplate moving home,
Eretz Yisrael -- a land of mystique,
One to proudly announce Israel's our own.
My polished prize anticipating praise
receives a few comments with bland okays.

Sorry about that. Absolutely no more poetry after midnight.

Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael


Tovya @ Zion Report said...

Ah, so this is what you meant earlier... now i get it. shabbat shalom.

ifyouwillit said...

Shabbat Shalom Jameel - it's the thought that counts ;)

6PointsOut said...

Hey - good on you, chaver, sonnets are tough ;)

FWIW, while my decision to make aliyah was affected by a lot of things, and took and while to come to fruition, your blog has been part of it for me, and your writings provide tangible evidence that you CAN still be a Zionist in Israel.

Kol Hakavod! Never forgive, Never forget, and Never remain silent!

See you soon - Am Yisrael Chai!

Shabbat Shalom

Tova Shulamit said...

Jameel you nerd but it was good..LOL


to quote tony the tiger


Jameel @ The Muqata said... won't happen again!

Shavua tov...


FrumGirl said...

No... JAmeel... I LIKE your poetry... do it again!

Batya said...


I think that I should never read
a poem that makes me want to sneeze

good morning!

MC Aryeh said...

My favorite is the line that ends in "glop." Not for the aliyah brochure, but fun to read!

Jack's Shack said...

I have to agree. Glop is a word that has fallen out of use. It has so much majesty and mystique.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

I used to write stuff like this all the time, but stopped abruptly when I made aliya.

Personally, IMHO, "glop" has lots of finesse and pizazz and is a wonderful onomatopoeia. Do you know how to say onomatopoeia in Hebrew? אונומטופיאה -- yet another great word.

I think I'll try writing a blog post in iambic pentameter next time I'm up on a Thursday night. For now, I think I'll keep my poetic side under wraps.

Doesn't go well with the "image"...


westbankmama said...

If I wrote poetry it definitely would be digital glop!!

Ezzie said...

It's just interesting timing, right after the "I Love You" post...

Cute, though.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Ezzie: Interesting timing? How? This isn't a sonnet of "love"...more like begging a blog muse for help (or sleep deprivation on Thursday nights, waiting for the soup to cool off).

For the record, I will only write love sonnets for the Mrs. @ The Muqata...or for Israel...or Zeev @ IsraelPerspectives. Period.

If you want one too, you'll have to bring it up with my wife.

Ezzie said...

Yes, but blogging about a man's love for you and then writing poetry while in the Muqata can be dangerous! I mean, look at Arafat - he's dead from this stuff! :)

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