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David Adès: Tomorrow

the day ticks inexorably by with its seepage of light, and I note the stirring in the air
as neither warning nor blessing

December 22, 2020 · 1 Comment

David Ades: Extracts from a Liar’s Notebook

If you tell the lie, tell it slant
but with a direct gaze, with utter conviction…

August 27, 2020 · 1 Comment

David Adès: One Manifestation of Compassion

I did the only humane thing left

March 14, 2020 · 2 Comments

David Ades: The Storm’s Dark Edge

There is nothing to be seen in the sky: white, an unpainted canvas, it keeps its secrets to itself.   Notice, though, the wind’s fierceness,   the waves already crashing … Continue reading

August 2, 2018 · 1 Comment

David Ades: Fairy Tale

Once there was a room, a house. Once there was a family, all threaded lives, there were books and learning,   photographs, happy memories. Once there was a path, a … Continue reading

April 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

David Ades: Bacha Posh

I am daughter of parents who needed a son, who needed someone to go out into the world, to work and support, to be a man.   I was a … Continue reading

September 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

David Ades: Contagion

Insidious it swept up in its camouflage of white noise   one strident proclaiming step at a time its knee-jerk shoot-from-the-hip scatter-gun playing loose with facts   short-attention-span sprays provoking … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

David Ades: In Response to the Accusation that I am Part of a Vast Jewish Conspiracy to Control the World

  If I could stop wrestling with entropy   long enough to consider this notion raised over and over the years like a scaffold, like a hangman’s noose and dangled … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

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