AWE, 5775

Days of Awe
Year of Awe

Awe one of those words
close relative of holy a little
more personal I am in awe of people who
bring their toes right to their heads
musicians and songwriters whose music comes
right out of their throats and from their hands I am in awe
of Eleanor Roosevelt, Etta James, everyone who
does what they do.
The idea of a day. And then the day.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. Well, can’t help it, but this year, my first association is “Shock and Awe”.

    And my second is from Rupert Holmes’ song “Escape” (The PIna Colada Song)

    So I waited with high hopes and she walked in the place
    I knew her smile in an instant, I knew the curve of her face
    It was my own lovely lady and she said, “Aw, it’s you.”
    Then we laughed for a moment and I said, “I never knew.”

  2. Well, I do what I do, but it’s really not awe-worthy. I’m listening to my Bob Dylan collection, shuffled. That’s awesome.

  3. Your (proper) use of awe reminds me that awesome has become the most over-used and inappropriately used word in the English language. Basically, it has been reduced to “nice,” or “good.”

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