English poetry

Poems in English

Ein Yahav

A night drive to Ein Yahav in the Arava Desert, A drive in the rain. Yes, in the rain. There […]

Temporary Poem Of My Time

Hebrew writing and Arabic writing go from east to west, Latin writing, from west to east. Languages are like cats: […]

Jerusalem

On a roof in the Old City Laundry hanging in the late afternoon sunlight: The white sheet of a woman […]

A Man In His Life

A man doesn’t have time in his life To have time for everything. He doesn’t have seasons enough to have […]

Love Of Jerusalem

There is a street where they sell only red meat And there is a street where they sell only clothes […]

And We Shall Not Get Excited

And we shall not get excited. Because a translator May not get excited. Calmly, we shall pass on Words from […]

A Jewish Cemetery In Germany

On a little hill amid fertile fields lies a small cemetery, A Jewish cemetery behind a rusty gate, hidden by […]

A Precise Woman

A precise woman with a short haircut brings order To my thoughts and my dresser drawers, Moves feelings around like […]

The First Rain

The first rain reminds me Of the rising summer dust. The rain doesn’t remember the rain of yesteryear. A year […]

If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem

If I forget thee, Jerusalem, Then let my right be forgotten. Let my right be forgotten, and my left remember. […]

What Kind Of A Person

“What kind of a person are you,” I heard them say to me. I’m a person with a complex plumbing […]

Forgetting Someone

Forgetting someone is like forgetting to turn off the light in the backyard so it stays lit all the next […]

Near The Wall Of A House

Near the wall of a house painted To look like stone, I saw visions of God. A sleepless night that […]

Do Not Accept

Do not accept these rains that come too late. Better to linger. Make your pain An image of the desert. […]

The Little Park Planted

The little park planted in memory of a boy Who fell in the war begins To resemble him As he […]

A Dog After Love

After you left me I let a dog smell at My chest and my belly. It will fill its nose […]

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