Cyclamens and Swords Publishing
Publishing fine poetry, prose and Art
Helen Bar-Lev
Joanna Stuart
Breindel Lieba Kasher
Tamar Gerchuk
Diego Walcopz Valencia
Breindel Lieba Kasher

I have done collages for gifts and cards for a while, but recently when in California, visiting the children,  I bought a few packages of hand made paper and began a new way of making poetry. It is still new and exciting, and frustrating sometimes; like a blessing, it appears without me knowing how.

The first work exhibited below, I call “Father's Home, Grandmother’s Spirit”. When I was a little girl, father told me bedtime stories about his youth in Poland.  From the age of 5, I wanted to go to my father's home.  But he said no one lived there anymore.  Where did everyone go?

When I grew up, I went to visit father's house many times.   The
people on the block knew me.   Even the mayor once accompanied me but no one ever let me inside.