Charles Chaim Wax

Charles Chaim Wax Poems

1. I Locked The Cable Release 11/30/2005
2. I Refused The Glance 12/9/2005
3. A Teacher's Wisdom 5/19/2005
4. First Time Out West 4/26/2005
5. At Four In The Afternoon 4/26/2005
6. The Etiology Of Silence 4/21/2005
7. Gone 5/9/2005
8. Care 5/10/2005
9. The Manhattan Bridge 9/29/2005
10. For Some Time Now 9/29/2005
11. I Remember 9/29/2005
12. Living And Dying 9/30/2005
13. The Calligraphy Of Suicide 10/3/2005
14. Freezing 10/3/2005
15. Numbers 10/3/2005
16. Not A Precise Report 10/4/2005
17. Sermon Of A Soon To Be Zen Master 10/4/2005
18. The Frosty Season 10/7/2005
19. Christmas Day 3/13/2006
20. Deliberating On The Circumstances Around Him 3/14/2006
21. A Wholly Unprecedented Wound 3/14/2006
22. For The Love Of Snowflake 3/14/2006
23. At The Crossroads 4/11/2006
24. Bits Of Dust Blown About 4/13/2006
25. Even Zen Masters Make Mistakes 4/14/2006
26. Two Unpublished Authors Await Publication 4/16/2006
27. Love’s Last Shift 4/16/2006
28. Two Unpublished Authors In Their Late Thirties 4/17/2006
29. When I Landed In Coney Island 4/18/2006
30. July 4th 4/19/2006
31. The Three Marks Of Existence 4/20/2006
32. Money 4/20/2006
33. God’s Shining Light 4/21/2006
34. As The Sweat Poured 11/7/2005
35. A True Child Of The Buddha In Brooklyn 11/7/2005
36. When Hearts Are Crushed By Vast Stones 11/8/2005
37. The Great Activity Of Karma 11/8/2005
38. O Brave And Faithful Dream 11/9/2005
39. Angels Of The Night 3/6/2006
40. Watching His Movements With Great Diligence 3/9/2006

Comments about Charles Chaim Wax

  • Abhay Vignesh L Abhay Vignesh L (3/8/2011 7:54:00 AM)

    Wow....Most of yourpoems are great..Keep up the good work

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  • Mikoto (3/22/2006 7:15:00 PM)

    Hello Charles,

    Thank you for message to 'Time doesn't change the person' of my poetry.
    Hereafter, I will slowly read your poetry.

    Best regard,
    Take care
    Thank you.


  • Joseph Daly (12/31/2005 12:26:00 PM)

    Charles' works are some of the most beautiful, heartfelt pieces I have come across. His narrations, at once portray a vibrancy, tenderness and understanding of the human condition in all its guises. He introduces us to total strangers who quickly become so familiar. I love to come across a new piece by Charles, I know that it is going to be exciting before I even become aware of its existence. Bernstein is the classic model of the everyman, but is surrounded by many everymen whose worlds are at one, intimate and universal.

  • Jordan Antrim (12/19/2005 3:40:00 PM)

    I like your poems although they differ a great deal from the way I write (in a good way) . You think up the greatest endings and I like the way you do your poetry as stories that to me can be taken several different ways. Your work is truely great...

  • Amanda Lukas (12/12/2005 9:40:00 AM)

    Interesting and original. I'm always looking for your comments (even on others' works) because they're so creative. Just the way it should be poetry as a question, poetry as an answer! Looking forward to seeing new pieces!

  • Vidyanjali V (10/28/2005 10:00:00 AM)

    The poem Gone was touching. By purposely making the style casual and detached, almost going like a newspaper report, you have rendered the truth of the old man's death even more stark and the pain of his wife, piercing.

    Your poems sound like you are used to reporting events of this kind. Do not mind but are you a journalist? I like the conversational tone which I noted in that other new poem too. By doing that you include the reader in the experience as well.

Best Poem of Charles Chaim Wax

No Expectation Of Reward

Being the union guy at Spinoza HS
created a morsel of interest to the day
like when Darwin Dix showed up
his hair a bunch of purple spikes
a good ten inches off his skull
held upright by some fancy gel
from Italy I never heard of.
Chairperson Linda wrote him up
declaring his appearance demented
thus hindering the children’s education.
“A poet don’t play by your rules, ”
I informed her, knowing the union had
gone to court on this one:
No dress codes for teachers.
Darwin wrote a poem in my honor:
The Real Big Boss of the Universe
sent it off, ...

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A Teacher's Wisdom

All my students write about love
Such sweet wishes of young hearts
A lifetime of yearning
They will come to know
Is no guarantee
The matter will ever turn out
Quite correct.

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