Monthly Archives: July 2018

Angel In A Vehicle

Angel In A Vehicle (Randyjw; July 30, 2018)

 

An angel came driving in,

and brought with her

another batch

of frozen strawberries – –

plus, even more goodies…

Some frozen blueberries

and some simply dreamy

Coconut whipped topping

as airy as marshmallow

all fluffy and creamy

(and, not incidentally,

Kosher Parve)

Recently following

a wingless pair the other dusk

who served the self-same things

with some hot sauce

And a smoky leg thrown on top

 

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Ideal vs Real

 

Ideal vs Real (Randyjw; July 30, 2018)

 

In a virtual world

it’s easy to forget

that the actual world

can be dangerous yet

 

 

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How The Mossad Got Eichmann

 

How The Mossad Got Eichmann (Randyjw; July 30, 2018)

 

I’ve read accounts of how the Mossad tracked Adolf Eichmann to place him on trial for his crimes of The Final Solution during the Holocaust. The Mossad, however, has helped to create an exhibit, entitled Operation Finale, which will be travelling to South Florida for display at the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, September 6, 2018 – March 31, 2019, in Dania Beach, Florida. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is releasing a film of this subject and title on August 29, 2018, which will star Sir Ben Kingsley (Krishna Banji) in the odious role of Adolf Eichmann.

 

Here is a YouTube clip on the exhibit:

(https://youtu.be/LwX69pVsB2g)

 

And here is a link to the MGM trailer for the film, Operation Finale:

(https://youtu.be/07Y4_6PD0Z4)

 

Ben Kingsley Filmography:

https://www.fandango.com/people/ben-kingsley-357705/film-credits

 

 

Update (September 18, 2018):

 

Here is a comparative review by Alan M. Dershowitz between this newest MGM-released film, Operation Finale, and the difference of Hannah Arendt’s reporting during the Nuremberg Trials, as recalled by Dershowitz via accounts given him by Professor Telford Taylor, the chief prosecutor at the Second Nuremberg Trials.

 

Dershowitz, Alan M. “New Eichmann Film Puts the Lie to Hannah Arendt’s “Banality of Evil””; gatestoneinstitute.org;

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13003/operation-finale-eichmann

 

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From The First

 

From The First (Randyjw; July 30, 2018)

 

I can understand

Why man tries in good measure

to sublimate the senses

from the experiences of their pleasures

For in abundance

there is a deadening

an insatiable hunger

jaded and desensitizing

I, myself,

am a simple woman

A shout-it-from-the-rooftops

type of person

I often wonder

Could we be together

without needing to talk,

ever

To be content

hand-in-hand

On our walk

arm-in-arm

I think I could

And I think I could

transform

since G-d made two of the one

both the trumpeter- –

and the mute- – swan

But your wanderlust

and your creativeness

might dim

And all swans must take

to the wing

But they always

have a reckoning

And a remembering

of Gan Eden

 

 

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Bookends

 

Bookends (Randyjw; July 30, 2018)

 

Simple things,

enjoyed alone

Shared with you

in thoughts and poem

 

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What We Leave

What We Leave (Randyjw; July 30, 2018)

 

What can I concede to you

All that I am

All that I have

Nothing more

For in the end

All that remains

all we can retain

are our memories

held in store

And even they,

Sometimes, go

 

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Chill With Me

 

Chill With Me (Randyjw; July 29, 2018)

 

Do you know the extreme joy

and the sensual pleasure to be had

from half a box of icebox strawberries

delivered by curbside service

on a sweltering day

When going from sensory deprivation

to a state of heightened elation

brings a waterfall of tears down like rain – – –

It’s everything that they say

 

 

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