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Autumn, I need you…
Admont Abbey Library, Austria
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.
Then never mind.
[In Hebrew this poem rhymes like a lullaby]
Translation by Yuval Dotan & Leigh
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