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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: YEHUDA AMICHAI

AN ARAB SHEPHERD IS SEARCHING FOR HIS GOAT ON MOUNT ZION By Yehuda Amichai An Arab shepherd is searching for his goat on Mount Zion And on the opposite hill I am searching for my little boy. An Arab shepherd … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: TU FU

By Tu Fu: A SPRING VIEW Though a country be sundered, hills and rivers endure; And spring comes green again to trees and grasses Where petals have been shed like tears And lonely birds have sung their grief. …After the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: RAFAEL ALBERTI

By Rafael Alberti Translated by A.S. Kline: WHAT I LEFT, FOR YOU For you I left my woods, my lost Grove, my sleepless dogs, My important years, those banished Almost to my life’s winter. I left a tremor, a shock … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: LI BAI

By Li Bai: GREEN MOUNTAIN You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain; I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care. As the peach-blossom flows down stream and is gone into the unknown, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: DES LIENS INVISIBLES, TENDUS / TAUT, INVISIBLE THREADS

From DES LIENS INVISIBLES, TENDUS / TAUT, INVISIBLE THREADS Poems by Dara Barnat; Translations by Sabine Huynh: A BRILLIANT FISH We must choose each other again and again. The feeling is a brilliant fish you catch a thousand times. We … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: YEHUDA AMICHAI ON YOM KIPPUR

JERUSALEM, 1967 By Yehuda Amichai On Yom Kippur in 1967, the Year of Forgetting, I put on my dark holiday clothes and walked to the Old City of Jerusalem. For a long time I stood in front of an Arab’s … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: RUMI

THE MINUTE I HEARD MY FIRST LOVE STORY By Rumi The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, Not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. … Continue reading

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