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Read additional writings by Barry or hear some unreleased songs by clicking on the links below.

Barry's First Story, Age 8

Chubby's Letter

Instructor Magazine article

On Fame and Juno

On Censorship

An Eventual Obituary

Eating The Cat


About the New Recordings

Sheldon Biber

Gene Weingarten's Challenge

Old McDonald Had A Farm

I Ought To Know Jack

I Am a Cookie

Sage Advice

Finding Contentment: The Zooglobble Interview

Tireless Efforts

Talkin Trash

Ebb and Flow on the Chesapeake Bay

A Worthy Project

Barry's Passover Haggadah

Rosh Hoshona service

Retelling Genesis

Other Links


Though life is sometimes sad and rough
replete with cheats and painful stuff,
coughs and colds, and hacking croup.
do not forget: there's always soup!
Soup? Yes, for years it's calmed the pains
and soothed the sorrows. Man complains
throughout the ages; sages knew
the value in broth and hearty stew.

There are miracles that should make us amazed--
no less than oil that burned for days--
for gardens grow, flower and yield
bounty for our pots in plot and field.
So make soup and we'll take stock
of lesser miracles. Praise the turrene and crock.
And like the miracle each Spring
know there's something sacred in this thing.

© by Barry Louis Polisar

Press arrow to hear Barry read his poem "Soup"