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Intro to A Little Zetz - recited

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Intro to A Little Zetz - recited

                Men have their habits and women their traits
		Which help determine the course of their fates.
		Even the gods do adhere to these rules
		And, just like mortals, act often like fools.
		Setting the stage, we will see we’ve been led
		To Morty and Ceil, over 40 years wed;
		While up on Olympus, both Hera and Zeus
		Are seeing what mischief a zetz can produce.
		If zetz is a word which you’ve not heard before,
		It’s Yiddish and so it has meanings galore.
		Consider a zetz like a jab or a poke
		In a physical way or in words someone spoke.
		Let’s eavesdrop on Morty and lovely wife Ceil
		And see how a little zetz alters their meal…

(this is the narrator's introduction to a play i wrote - entirely in rhyme - which was part of the strawberry one-act festival in new york city, performed on march 2, 2013. the link below will take you to the entire 16 minute play on youtube)

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  1. Date: 4/23/2013 12:48:00 PM
    lovely words and video congrats...Seren

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 12:24:00 PM
    That is so cool that your verse was used in a play, Ilene! I enjoyed viewing that introduction! And I learned a new word, to boot! Super congrats!

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 7:03:00 AM
    Ilene, I will have to go see you....Congrats!

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 12:13:00 AM
    I enjoyed this so much Ilene. How talented you are. Had me smiling all the way through it. Delightful! Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 6:58:00 PM
    Congratulations to you presented yours in the most unique of all presentations.......How exciting for you to have your poem part of a production as this! I loved watching it once again!!

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 6:33:00 PM
    Ilene, :-) congratulations with your awesome Recited Poem.... Always~ PD

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 5:41:00 PM
    Congratulations, Ilene! If you can, please comment on my latest blog about this contest, a little zetz is welcome, too. ;)

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 5:15:00 PM
    very clever and I learned a new word. Congratulations SuZ

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 3:43:00 PM
    Wish I had time for more of your rhyme, but an hour is all that I get. I'd love to go see your 16 min. reverie. But for now, I simply regret..:) Awsome, btw.

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 5:45:00 PM
    How nice, Ilene. Wish I could stay and view the play. But I am rushing to make dinner soon. Have you written for many other plays?

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 2:55:00 PM
    Wow, I'm so impressed that you wrote a whole play in rhyme!! And performed on stage......that is so wonderful, Ilene!! Are you part of a theatrical group perhaps!? And a poet!! :)