Pearl Abraham

Pearl Abraham was raised in a sect of Hasidism that encourages prayer in solitude, in the woods, with trees as listeners. She is the author of, most recently, Animal Voices/Mineral Hum, American Taliban, and The Seventh Beggar. She edits SforSentence, a literary craft-based webpage, and is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Western New England University.

Tree Worship

"When He aims for something to be always a-moving, He makes it long ways, like a road or a horse, or a wagon, but when He aims for something to stay put, He makes it ...