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Joy Serves G*d in Joy as a passionate performing percussionist, poet, publisher, photographer, publicist, sound healer, spiritual guide, artist, gardener and Gemini. "Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha" -Psalm 100:2 ....... Joy Krauthammer, active in the Jewish Renewal, Feminist, and neo-Chasidic worlds for over three decades, kabbalistically leads Jewish women's life-cycle rituals. ... Workshops, and Bands are available for all Shuls, Sisterhoods, Rosh Chodeshes, Retreats, Concerts, Conferences & Festivals. ... My kavanah/intention is that my creative expressive gifts are inspirational, uplifting and joyous. In gratitude, I love doing mitzvot/good deeds, and connecting people in joy. In the zechut/merit of Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l, I mamash love to help make our universe a smaller world, one REVEALING more spiritual consciousness, connection, compassion, and chesed/lovingkindness; to make visible the Face of the Divine... VIEW MY COMPLETE PROFILE and enjoy all offerings.... For BOOKINGS write: joyofwisdom1 at gmail.com, leave a COMMENT below, or call me. ... "Don't Postpone Joy" bear photo montage by Joy. Click to enlarge. BlesSings, Joy

JOY'S POEMS ... "You G*d are the Compassion, the Strength, the Beauty, the Victory, the Splendor, and the Foundation of everything in Heaven and on Earth." (1 Chronicles 1:29) ... I see Your Face in All Nature that I photograph. ... ... http://joys-poems.blogspot.com/ . . . Click "Older Posts" on lower right of each post page for MORE earlier posted stories and art.



- Joy Krauthammer

by Joy Krauthammer

The Deronda Review cover poem & photo

reprinted from "The Deronda Review" Vol. IV No. 1 - Fall-Winter 2010-2011

Building A Poem
- Joy Krauthammer

Could 'building' be
one brick at a time
as progress is
one step at a time?

Baby steps for success
sometimes are essential.
A foundation, an intention. 
Steps go

Steps in the mind

My sister's health improves
she takes
one step at a time. 
Don't look back.
I remind my sister
G*D is with you.
She reminds me
"ABC Always be careful
Always be conscious."

Alphabet is
the building
of a poem.
My sister builds a new life.
She is a poem.


I learn the new iMac, 
my senior challenge
one step at a time.

Daughter warned me
"Mom, don't do it.
It's a learning curve."
kvell with my new
computer photo creations.

Will these moments' words
be my first poem
on my new computer?
Shehecheyanu moment
like G*d's sunrise painting.

Is building as
a poem is 
a word at a time?
Relationships killed, not built 
with wrong words.

Or is a poem
a visual image?
and not a word at all.*
Can a poem be a photo?
what you see
in one shot
and touches your soul.

Photo of a building
steps up,
sunrise shot
as G*d paints
and builds
a new day
for us to build upon

beginning with
fiery praise
and grateful prayer,
hearing G*d's words, Shema,
and then action, Mitzvot.

Baruch Hashem, I build
in Four Worlds, 
Spirit, Mind, Heart, Body.
               ~ ~ ~ 

(Magritte painted
Ceci n'est pas une pipe.
An image is not the thing itself.
What does the Eiffel Tower
Is building a 'pipe dream'?)

BlesSings for building, health, wholeness, shalom and joy.


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