Round & Saftig 2013

Round & Saftig*


My father liked them round and saftig:

Grandpa too – round and juicy.

That was then.  And in a way,

One might well say,

The then was better.

Calories not reckoned,

Anorexia unknown.

It was hip with hips,


And beauty, the flip

side of today.


When one’s struggled with the fashion,

One would simply like to cash in

On a time when effort lay

In roundedness,

And beer whipped up with egg and sugar,

Whipped cream cakes and chubby figure

Strolling casually, (not a jogger

In the English language),


Round and saftig: round and juicy.

That was grandpa’s fantasy.

Great, eh!


*Saftig ( an affectionate Yiddish word for huggable and chubby

Round & Saftig 3.2.2013

A Sense Of The Ridiculous; Circling Round Vanities II;

Arlene Corwin

Imprisoned In Jeans 2013

Imprisoned In Jeans


Legs in the highest of high heels;

Shapes paid to wear

the rags

Of some big deal

Whose name commands big money.

Girls willowy, who saunter

‘Cross our TV screens

In jeans

Of every width and breadth

But there, there in the secret part,

The part that has to breathe

Confined, restrained, constricted, trapped

They sit

Tight, tight,

No single centimeter left in which

To fit

A finger in some slit.

A sweaty thing, to say the least.


Imprisoned In Jeans 2.25.2013

Our Times, Our Culture II; Circling Round Vanities II:

Arlene Corwin


Occupied with Resistance: Rolling Up Jeans 2012

Notes Occupied With Resistance: Rolling Up Jeans


As I was rolling up the cuffs of my jeans, the denim kept thickening, resisting my attempts at rolling.  I found myself wanting to stop, when i realized that it as a sign that my hand was weak – not that the material was strong.


Mind has an inherent desire for good, every movement valuable.  Don’t let natural resistanceput you off..  Resistance is more a sign that that the particular, the momentary is precisely what you need to work on/go through/pass through.


I carried on rolling.  I’d won.



Occupied With Resistance

Rolling up the cuffs,

Denim thickening, resisting

With each fold.

Wanting to break off, let go

(it is her natal weakness)

Seizing stitch

And see it as a sign.

It isn’t that the cuff was strong:

The hand was weak.

Occupied With Resistance 1.21.2012

Circliing Round Energy;

Arlene Corwin


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