Saiom Shriver

Gold Star - 21,196 Points (Ohio)

The Way Of Judaism - Poem by Saiom Shriver

Poems To Jewish Teachers


DANDELION DIASPORA

The rain, weed-wed,
has
multiplied
these
gray haired flakeheads
and now

dandelion seeds float in the air..
by the Bubble Blower sent aloft..
which ones will mystically touchdown..
to root in our hearts?

NOT IN CHAOTIC SHARDS

Not in chaotic shards
do dandelion seeds
burst from their ball.
Each part as perfect
as the whole.
Each each contains
the all.

ABSALOM

Oh Absalom
Oh Absalom
we will not bid you
goodbye
but say shalom


NORTH AND SOUTH

If Absalom had cut
his hair it would not
have caught on the branches
of a tree.
If Samson had not cut
his hair he would not
have lost strength
to Delilah's wiles.
For each soul God
has a different path.

MARVIN KATZ

He expanded so many
from affection
for dogs and cats
to a love encircling
all beings..
did Marvin Katz

FIRE IN THEIR EYES

She could see
by the new fire
in their eyes
that she had lit
their souls

.. and yet
had not diminished
her own flame
**



to Betty Friedan and to
Doris Haddock, Granny D, who
at the age of 90 walked 3000 miles
across the US to bring about clean $ in America http: //www.grannyd.com

THE TORAH SAYS TO FEED ANIMALS FIRST

The Torah
says to feed ones
animals before
oneself.
They are voiceless
and need help
in bringing food
down from the shelf.


**
to D and H Newman who follow
this command in their lives.


DAVID SPITZ


Only the maker can make
the shoe.
Only the wearer
can tell if it fits.
This is the argument
for democracy..
said to his students
David Spitz.

* Dr Spitz taught his students that
the US Senate, Supreme Court, and
United Nations were inherently undemocratic.

DAVID'S MERCY TO GOLIATH

We know not the fruit's hue
from that of the bloom.
Gold tomato blossoms
become red spheres.
The pointed yellow star
becomes the linga
of the cucumber.
The red blood of Nazi
camp suffering
has been transmuted in
most..
to an awesome forgiveness.

By this mercy
did David
convert
the heart of Goliath

HELEN SCHUCMAN

She saw her parents
making love..
her mother
and father dew bejeweled..
and heard God say
'Do be Jewed'

(Helen Schucman was
the amanuensis of the Course
In Miracles. She heard herself
say to God about her agreement to take
birth 'Surely I will go, Father,
for it's for such

a little while.'

ELOHIM

He needn't reach the stars..
stars' light reached to him..
He needn't climb to God.
Inside him..... Elohim.

HEARTREMAKER

Some are heartbreakers
She is a heartremaker.

INDELICATESSEN

Sheep eyes, corned beef from the muscles,
salami from the intestines,
lamb stew with blood brew..
Not a deli
but an indelicatessen


PAINTER ONE WITH HIS PAINTING

The painter's smock is daubed
with the pastels of his palate.
He has become one with his painting.
While his portrait is concentrated
and Virgo specific
his abstract smock is light-full
and Pisces pacific.

(to Marvin Katz, ethics professor, fired along with
all other philosophy dept. members, for taking a public
stand against the war in Vietnam)



JEWISH UNHUNTER

God's lightning cleaved
the heaven's asunder..
and out of them
She spake in thunder...

There is no such
thing
as a Jewish hunter!

(to D Wasserman
and C Stahler)




YEHUDI MENUHIN

Released from clouds
by peasized dry ice
were thousands of pounds
of snow wedding rice.

Released from clouds
by wee tips of forked lightning
the rain's awesome downpour
.. sky sighed in lightening

The kiss of King Charming
Sleeping Beauty sparked
Total love's touch
to Beloved arced.

The words of the rabbi
resound in the mind
Guru shaktipat
forever opes crown.

The sun's rays
wand alive the iris
Waterdrops waken
the starseeds of Isis.

The notes of
Menuhin's
heartsky piercing violin
cause frozen tears
of pain
uncontrolled to rain.



Shaktipat: Over 20,000 year old Sanskrit word for the touch of the guru which awakens the thousand petaled lotus or the crown chakra.. Yehudi Menuhin was a vegetarian who worked for peace many decades..

NUNS TEND ROSEBUSHES AT HITLER'S GRAVE




A Jewish friend, Jan F, who has become a Hindu had a vision of a rose bush at Hitler's grave tended by 2 or 3 Catholic nuns.

Did it mean
a. that all sentient beings including rose bushes have rights..
no matter where planted
b. that Hitler's body was becoming the leaves and flowers of a rose bush
c. that all embodied beings including Hitler are temples of atma or GOD encased in the impermanent..
d. that some who are ignorant and or unforgiving still equate the half billion Catholics with the actions of Pius XII

MEDITATING SUN

The sun does nothing
but meditate.. yet flow
his rays
in 360 cubed ways.
He is focused on one
point, but his energy
transforms..
all points.

(to Marty Solomon)
**

SNAPDRAGONS

Do snapping turtles
eat snapdragons?

THE SUN SPUN

The sun
that night did shun
seen everywhere
in trees and flowers spun

URI GELLER

He whose mind can bend metal
can defuse a nuclear weapon.

http: //www.uri-geller.com

COW READING LEVITICUS

A gentle cow reading Leviticus
found that cloven hoofed animals
are forbidden. She took an
ax to her foot.




(Catholics were murdered more by Nazis than any other group except Jews) (visions are symbolically true whether or not literally)

GOTTLIEB

Gottlieb
Gott Lieb
God is free
Whatever is of God
is free

MOSES' RED SEA

He keeps holy the Sabbath..
does no usual tasks..
he stands at the edge of the
Red Sea.. and commands
her to pull back on both sides..
... suddenly she is the cloven Red Sea..
he walks across the opened path
... the following day
he lets the ocean of chores
flow back again

(to Richard Schwartz,
author of many works on Judaism
and vegetarianism, which
are available
at http: //www.jewishveg.com/schwartz)

KIRK DOUGLAS

His name reminds us
every body is a church..
his an unusually beautiful
one reflecting the intensity
of his will..
his self deprecating humor
melting hearts

SID CAESAR

Thank you for the delight
you shed with your soul light.

MANY ROLES IN GOD'S PLAY

Young souls are ignorant of the gender race and faith
changes made from incarnation to incarnation as
God gives each soul
many roles
in His cosmic plays
unwinding scrolls

(It is the teaching of my gurus that souls incarnated
in Jewish bodies in 1 life... are often nonJewish in
the next and vice versa)


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© Saiom Shriver

SHRIEKS OF THE POSTER VICTIM A Jewish ethics professor I stood next to at a Vietnam peace vigil in 1965 told me if i protested for nonviolence.. i must begin with my own dinner fork. I made fun of him.. by calling him a pig lover.. one could tell his truth arrows hit their mark by the shrieks of this victim.. I never got a chance to tell him that 6 months later I finally stopped resisting..for he was fired along with the entire philosophy department for taking a public stand against the war in Vietnam. It was much easier than i thought it would be.. after the 1st day I never wanted flesh again. The addiction chain of stronger-than-caffein uric acid or trixoypurine was broken. http: //www.jewishpeacefellowship.org The Bible Code was written by someone who passed Hebrew scripture through a computer and then warned the Israeli embassy of the impending assassination of Rabin Heart Remaker is to Helen Schucman, transcriber of the Course In Miracles and faculty member at Columbia Presbyterian. Dandelion Diaspora is to J Ennis silent workaholic networker and funder of many compassion causes) Elohim is to Rabbi David Rosen, former chief rabbi of Ireland and vegetarian. Painter is to Dr. Marvin Katz, ethics professor, fruitarian, at the University of Akron in the 1960's and an organizer of Akron's international and dietary peace, one of 5 philosophy professors fired for taking a public stand against the war in Vietnam) Jewish Unhunter (dedicated to Debra Wasserman and Charles Stahler of Jewish Vegetarians) http: //www.vrg.org


Comments about The Way Of Judaism by Saiom Shriver

  • (10/29/2013 1:17:00 PM)


    I truly loved the small poems and each had its own image while maintaining the point that choosing peace often has political consequences. My heart feels much happier after reading these. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 15, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 18, 2008


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