Janice Silverman Rebibo

Godless

“I have no religion now,” said Chekhov.
Had he been a poet, would he have had even less?
Wasn’t there something in the LA Times about
that?  About Roethke and poetry’s religious art
being about as godless as you can get?  His
unforgettable, inexorable – Oh I’ve known offices
aplenty, mystical pencils and all.

 

Poet Janice Silverman Rebibo is enjoying writing in English, her native language, after many years dedicated almost exclusively to her original Hebrew poetry. In Israel, where her poems appeared often in the press, she published four books of poetry and two of translations, winning several awards. Poems in print in both languages may be viewed on www.janicerebibo.com.