Friday 15 February 2019

For the children taken away

by Judy Katz-Levine

I spent the day watching the way hour by hour came, like children imprisoned. I could not shake the image of a girl under a mylar blanket, crying. I held the afternoon like a father who is grieving for his daughter; the way we fight cruelty, sometimes with such inner resistance, wherever we are, we are holding each other in this. Loneliness that breaks bones, a fall, the kids aren't forgotten for one split second. You hear a blind boy call for his mother.

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Judy Katz-Levine's new book, The Everything Saint, was published by Word Press late 2018 and is available on Amazon. Of the book, the publisher says "The Everything Saint shows us the holy in the ordinary, and Judy Katz-Levine is a faithful guide to such wonders." Her recent poetry and translations have appeared in Writing In A Woman's Voice, Miriam's Well, Salamander, Blue Unicorn, Ibbetson Street, Event Horizon, Peacock Journal, and many other venues. Also a jazz flutist, she enjoys playing at jam sessions.


  1. By sheer coincidence The last thing I did before reading this was listening to Tim Young's 1970s song "Children of the Holocaust," Its haunting line, "silent screaming in the night." still reverberating in my head. It segued profoundly into your stunning, heartbreaking words.