Amen by Yehuda Amichai

By Yehuda Amichai

Translations from the Hebrew of the good Israeli poet, Yehuda Amichai, with an creation by means of Ted Hughes.

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He is very tired and wants nothing more than that the beautiful tourist girl s itting beside him at a table will get up before him and walk about with her wobbling round buttocks, which she has brought with her from her countr ies. He wants nothing more. 28 Oh, who has the quietest face here? Thus rings the bell from Mount Zion. What goes to the holy hill of Moriah? Children go with their parents on Sabbath, eating rotten almonds and decaying chocolate bars. Who has not cleaned the table? Kings and generals and prophets too, who were playing dice on the table of Jerusalem and scattered them all over the world.

And this is the royal scar; I pass over it with my tongue And with pointed fingers over that sweet roughness. With hard shoes you knock Prison bars to and fro around me. Your wild rings Are the sacred leprosy of your fingers. Out of the earth emerge All I wished never to see again : Pillar and window sill, cornice and jug, broken pieces of wine. ) And at night, to stir with that Blind golden scepter In pleasures. With the weight of kingdom and tiredness. 42 Outing at Some Beautiful Place With a Jewish girl Who has American hope In her eyes and whose nostrils are still Very sensitive to anti-Semitism.

Many thanks. This Is a museum . This is an empty grave Of those who rose out of it For resurrection or new death. No need for beautiful glass jewelry From the island of Murano. This multicolored Blowing-up is the terrible cancer Of glass and memory. One window for dim light is enough. After that to be very quiet Like a buoy at the water's gate, To warn of gold and of love And of days of youth never returningA head of longing afloat and bobbing slowly On all the many and torpid waters. 53 I Have Many Dead I have many dead buried in the air.

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