Today’s Guest Poet — Dan Brook

Dan Brook sent over this gentle poem– his fine tribute to labor and liberation. I am happy to publish it on the Little Planet Daily.

Yours in art and labor,

–Burl

Kibbutz Sa’ar

hot, remote
yet welcoming
a shared bubble
proud of itself
deservedly so
working in the mornings
out in the fields
or washing dishes,
doing laundry,
in the factory
resting in the afternoons
after lunch together
reading books
taking naps
writing poems
reveling in the evenings
playing games
playing music
dancing around
we shared everything
with communal kindness
one day
only one day
I worked with the chickens
stealing their eggs
(I’m sorry)
that day
I became vegetarian
I preferred
the oregano fields
I can still smell
the loveliness
of collective labor
and cooperative living
of alternative space
and utopian visions
within the confines
of this little commune
I sensed my freedom
I tasted our liberation

3 responses to “Today’s Guest Poet — Dan Brook

  1. For more albeit non-poetic info about Kibbutz Sa’ar, check out:

    official web site: http://saar.org.il/ViewPage.asp?pagesCatID=205&siteName=saar

    Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sa%27ar

    fatal Hezbollah rocket attack: http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Rocket-kills-American-oleh-at-Kibbutz-Saar

    Jerry Seinfeld on Kibbutz Sa’ar: http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/seinfelds-kibbutz-days/

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