Author Archives: Nanci Bern

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Heartwork

  In recognition of World Aides Day, the following poem was written about John Fletcher Harris who lived in NYC. He died 25 ears ago today. Dec. 5, 1990. I took care of him in the hospital the last month … Continue reading

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Draped in Time

Here is the original posting of my column- An A-musing Life- in Vermont Views- a great online magazine http://www.vermontviews.org/vermontviews.org/An_A-musing_Life.html                                                              Draped in Time The trees begin to rustle. I change the ringtone on my phone to the Bewitched theme. Their … Continue reading

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A Penne for Your Thoughts

Here is the original posting of my column- a great online magazine http://www.vermontviews.org/vermontviews.org/An_A-musing_Life.html                                                   A Penne for Your Thoughts Oh great bowl of pasta that shines like a buttery heaven. It glistens with abandon. Little sparks of sunlight cheese roam … Continue reading

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Oh, There Is

Oh, there is this touch that is so ingrained. Every line a familiar path, woodsy crevices, lush coolness deepened by time. I reach toward you from a natural habit. You, my refuge. The breath of your spirit forms a canopy … Continue reading

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Matrix…Nine…Words…Eleven

Are they now just two words that have become one, Like a sigil that’s power has been left to decay. Are they now just two numbers divided by a line, like a before and after ad for something that will … Continue reading

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Infinite Grace

 Infinite Grace myself, land, water, sky, flame, they flow endless to the single consciousness, their confluence makes whole, my blood is thick and shiny as sap, my feet rooted, reach down through the cool, rich soils. i go on forever, … Continue reading

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The Deep Serene- a poem inspired by a visit to the Mikveh

                                                The Deep Serene       Waters                     embrace,                                welcome,                                            witness.       Each step a journey,       I feel                        the past,                                  the present,                                                the future                                                              face me.       I am held by the ancestors.       … Continue reading

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Earth Day

  There Was This Time When the oceans wrapped themselves around the shores, They stretched in languorous shine in a place for their swath of self. Now storms brew, are stirred like a witch’s cauldron that was stolen by gluttonous … Continue reading

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Seder 2015

Passover Seder 2015 B’seder: Everything is in order. The ancient sea looms in its depth Its waves are steeped with memory B’seder: Everything is in order. Heart-the plate to be filled with history Words-the utensils used wise or ill Intentions-the … Continue reading

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