s e v e n  p o e m s  i n  h e b r e w

r a c h e l  e s h e d


Colorful As Ever


There’s no supervision, no control, the dead will be spared

all this sweat. Afterwards there’ll be a foggy

morning again, merciful grasses will sprout

wild roots, the smell of the apple colorful

as ever, parrots screeching in uncontrollable anger,

an eternal forest’s darkness, amazing butterflies masquerading

as leaves, secrets of the pleasure that will suddenly come again

will rouse and arouse me until I no longer desire

and awake from my sleep.

İRachel Eshed. İtr. David Cooper. The Hebrew text is a digitized copy taken from
HAVTACHOT KATANOT(LITTLE PROMISES) published by Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House Ltd., P.O.B. 1432, Bnei Brak 51114 (Tel Aviv) in 1996; with permission.



contents download subscribe archive