By Hamutal Bar-Yosef, Rachel Tzvia Back
Bilingual EditionTranslated from the Hebrew through Rachel Tzvia Back"A kind of discerning reader of Hamutal Bar-Yosef in translation will locate that even if her poems are written approximately her existence, which has been tragic and infrequently excellent, Israel, the Jews and their tradition, what it ability to be alive, the world--all very gigantic subjects--her writing is such that if she have been writing a few cleaning soap bubble she will be instantly recognizable as an excellent poet." --Stanley Moss
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18 A Pot When I woke I knew: there’s a pot with fish on the fire and the pot has no lid. My bed was full of soft and red fish pieces, and the fish had the plastered eyes of babies buried in the pyramids. There is a pot on the fire with no bottom, no lid. 20 From Fear From fear of being late desperate children bite their tongues or fingers, they can rip the blue-fringed bedspread to shreds. What else can desperate people do when someone who is stronger slams off the alarm while they in his arms better asleep than awake as in the lap of a beautiful snake your days slipping away.
Turning and turning the millstone how many years have we kept silent. Who will ascend the tower in days of hard labor, in these hot days of labor who can think of carrying himself away from his lot? In their distress they were like barley seeds as crowded as barley seeds in a sack men and women and all the field-owners together one breath away from the fire ground into one by the turn of a millstone millstone how many years have we kept silent. And the screeching of ravens. And the children. Aah I screamed on the roof of the tower of Tevets there I learned to scream.
20 From Fear From fear of being late desperate children bite their tongues or fingers, they can rip the blue-fringed bedspread to shreds. What else can desperate people do when someone who is stronger slams off the alarm while they in his arms better asleep than awake as in the lap of a beautiful snake your days slipping away. 22 New Year The house filling up with guests resembles a tree where new leaves replace withered ones. When the bell rings the threshold’s heart jumps like a branch on which birds alighted and the walls near each other, move apart.