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When the sadness comes, don’t welcome it in.
Let it stand outside your door all night in the pouring rain and
don’t pay attention to the rapid knocking.
After a while, it will stop
but its presence will continue to be a welcome mat
outside your front door.
Start wiping your feet on its chest,
start wringing it out in the dirt,
start using the back door instead.
When the sadness comes, tell it to leave.
Hold its bones in the palms of your hands
and say, ‘You do not belong here.’

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Hello! You! Yes you! 
Who crosses here in the avenue / Have you ever given your thoughts to poetry? / Has that guy who fled/ left a shredded syllable behind him? /  and have teenage wars with a parent / who drove you insane / and not by chance / leave after them, on a good day that is, the crosses, clusters and dots that give words their sounds [ in Hebrew vowels are marked with dots and lines around the letters themselves.] / Sometimes a memory, hidden and scarce / is bundled into a punctuation mark/ And if a rhyme tortures you…
Wait a minute.
What, no?
Then never mind. 



[In Hebrew this poem rhymes like a lullaby]  
Translation by Yuval Dotan & Leigh 

Hello! You! Yes you! 

Who crosses here in the avenue / Have you ever given your thoughts to poetry? / Has that guy who fled/ left a shredded syllable behind him? /  and have teenage wars with a parent / who drove you insane / and not by chance / leave after them, on a good day that is, the crosses, clusters and dots that give words their sounds [ in Hebrew vowels are marked with dots and lines around the letters themselves.] / Sometimes a memory, hidden and scarce / is bundled into a punctuation mark/ And if a rhyme tortures you…

Wait a minute.

What, no?

Then never mind. 

[In Hebrew this poem rhymes like a lullaby]  

Translation by Yuval Dotan & Leigh 

bookpatrol:

 A bookstore gets a new cover

The new facade of the Pioneer Bookstore in Provo, Utah is all about the books.

In less than a week a group of decorative artists transformed the dreary storefront into a welcoming entrance covered in books.

As to where the impetus for such a biblio-facade came from, look no further than the Kansas City Library which then led to one in the Ukraine.

Previously on Book Patrol:
From Kansas City with Love: Painted Library Facade Makes its Way to Russia
The Book Wall at the Kansas City Public Library

Piece in the Daily Herald: Judging a bookstore by its cover: Pioneer Book gets facelift

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