Lana the Poetry Dog has been an integral part of Songs of Eretz from its inception, working behind the scenes to help me sort out the "doggerel" poems, snuggling up with me when I read, and always just being there for support. We almost lost Lana in November when she was struck with a terrible illness. Emergency major surgery was required to save her life. After a frightening two weeks, true to form, my faithful Canis lupus familiaris bounced back and resumed her exuberant puppy-like ways. She reached her eleventh birthday on the 12th--elderly for her breed. Every new day with her is a blessing. SWG
FC Alessio Zanelli is pleased to announce that Frogpond, the magazine of the Haiku Society of America, published a haiku of his in the Fall 2019 issue http://www.hsa-haiku.org/frogpond/.
Second, I would like to thank the Frequent Contributor staff for submitting such high quality poems, no doubt some of their best work. It is an absolute pleasure and privilege to offer them a home for their poetry.
And last but most certainly not least, I would like to thank the readership--an average of 200 people per day--for visiting Songs of Eretz Poetry Review and thereby breathing life into the poetry and art that we offer. Without you, there would be no point in this poetic endeavor.
Best wishes for a happy New Year,
Steven Wittenberg Gordon, MD