Like Milk and Meat

Here are a few shorter poems I have written regarding the Shoah, written in the 1970s and 1980s.

Like Milk and Meat

It’s like milk and meat nowadays,
or at least it should be:
some people wait a few hours,
some a little less,
between a Holocaust book
and an ice cream cone.

It’s strange there’s no formal law
of waiting.
Forty years after the War,
there should be a rule.


A studentfriend who may have learned from me
to read the writings on the wall
reported faithfully a recent contribution
to the underground of wisdom

Between the Jesussaves and posters for the lottery
somewhere on a newyork subway there was written


Mine is not to poecize a meaning
(too many butchering words are written)

I do best to sit in silence

European Delicacy

Yitzchak took his tea
in Yohrzeit glasses.
“It reminds me,”
he said,
placing a lump of sugar
between his teeth

About the Author
Danny Siegel is a well-known author, lecturer, and poet who has spoken in more than 500 North American Jewish communities on Tzedakah and Jewish values, besides reading from his own poetry. He is the author of 29 1/2 books on such topics as Mitzvah heroism practical and personalized Tzedakah, and Talmudic quotes about living the Jewish life well. Siegel has been referred to as "The World's Greatest Expert on Microphilanthropy", "The Pied Piper of Tzedakah", "A Pioneer Of Tzedakah", and "The Most Famous Unknown Jewish Poet in America."
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