Tuesday, November 4, 2014

We Were Born in Darkness

Written by My father, Zeev Kachel

Translated from Hebrew by Uvi Poznansky


We were born in darkness, crying a fit
Like grains of sand, countless stars came up, lit, 
We wanted to turn back to the warm womb  
Instead we were wrapped by chill and by gloom

Born in darkness, we labored so hard
To find our way in this universe 
We were greeted by its hug, the cruelty of its curse
Its predators' jaws... We were forced to traverse. 

Ma, why did you fool me, what was it for,
When you sang me a lullaby, not a song of war?
Oh why did you hide the ugly truth from me
We were born in darkness, our life--not to be?


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2 comments:

  1. From the warmth of a mother's womb to a world of cold and gloom; what a revelation your father had. Emotional and exposed, his view of what truth was revealed to him as it was so. I am at awe.

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    1. Oh thank you so much Christina! Means a lot to me that you were touched by my father's words.

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