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  GoodPoems - Poetry — music in concert with ideas. A blog by Judith R. Robinson.
9A8O_candle_large.jpg SHANA TOVA by alongtheserivers
HELLO POETRY LOVERS,   I THINK I'M JUST A BIT AHEAD OF TIME, WHICH AFFORDS ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE THE FIRST TO WISH YOU A GOOD NEW YEAR, 5777! IMAGINE THE CENTURIES THAT ENCOMPASS ALL WE KNOW OF ...
Astronaut Ilan Ramon A POEM, PLUS by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers,   A video came across my desk that is causing me to share something in addition to poetry today. It is a short film that deals in a wise and tender manner with an aspect of our...
89Y5_Randyland3.JPG RANDYLAND! by alongtheserivers
Greetings Poetry Lovers, I'm sure I share with most, if not all of you, an abiding love for our beautiful city. Every community poet worth his or her salt has written at least one "Pittsburgh poem....
Painting by Judith Robinson NEW POETRY & FICTION by alongtheserivers
Hi Literature Lovers,   I've expanded my greeting today because I am including links to some things of interest that have been sent out into the world lately. I invite you to check out: http://www....
<i>Sholem Aleichem was one of the greatest Yiddish writers. <br>

Screenshot from YouTube/Ullstein Bild via Getty Images</i> YIDDISH FOR EVERYONE? by alongtheserivers
Hi Poetry Lovers, I wonder if you've been curious--as I have--about how much Yiddish is known by our non-Jewish friends.  I suppose a certain amount of our Jewish culture has permeated the larger A...
HGA_jfilm.jpg JFILM! ROBINSON SHORT FILM AWARDS by alongtheserivers
Hi Poetry Lovers,   A bit of a departure from poetry as such today--and a look at another art form, very different yet equally creative: filmmaking. Film is considered by some the art form of our t...
1ZII_Innocent_People.jpg A NEW BOOK! by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers,   No, for just this once, it is not poetry, and no, for just this once, it is not Jewish (well, not entirely, anyway). This is an intro to my new novel, INNOCENT PEOPLE.  Brief...
HQQQ_51cZmfsmS4L._SY344_BO1_204_203_200_.jpg Something Heavy! by alongtheserivers
Greetings Poetry Lovers, Political poetry has a place, that's true. Also true is the fact that most poets lean politically to the left. Many Jews do, too. Charles Krauthammer recently pointed out t...
Ogden Nash Something Light! by alongtheserivers
Hi Poetry Lovers,   Spring may not be quite yet in the air, but it's certainly just around the corner, and I am preparing to conduct a spring poetry workshop course for CMU-Osher, as I have done fo...
JP96_poetry.jpg After parents, home, school, there are other influences... by alongtheserivers
Hello Poetry Lovers,   As the title of this blog post suggests,  it is clear that there are many, many influences on the development of an individual's attitudes and outlook on life. For me, and ma...