74th Virtual Poetry Circle

Welcome to the 74th Virtual Poetry Circle!

Remember, this is just for fun and is not meant to be stressful.

Keep in mind what Molly Peacock’s books suggested. Look at a line, a stanza, sentences, and images; describe what you like or don’t like; and offer an opinion. If you missed my review of her book, check it out here.

This month, let’s spread some holiday cheer with some holiday poems from Hanukkah to Christmas to Kwanzaa.  If you have suggests, please email them to me.

Notes on the Spring Holidays, III, [Hanukkah] by Charles Reznikoff
III Hanukkah

In a world where each man must be of use
and each thing useful, the rebellious Jews
light not one light but eight—
not to see by but to look at.

Let me know your thoughts, ideas, feelings, impressions.  Let’s have a great discussion…pick a line, pick an image, pick a sentence.

I’ve you missed the other Virtual Poetry Circles.  It’s never too late to join the discussion.


  1. It’s interesting how the titles says “Spring” holidays and we think of them as winter, unless it’s spring wherever the poet it. This poem certainly gives you much food for thought. The idea of Jews and rebellion, the idea that they would light candles just to look at not for any particular use.
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