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“Meeting, Hardly Meeting”

 

"Meeting, hardly meeting, suffices:

one quick glance, fragments of obscure words,

and again waves of happiness and pain

sweep over everything and rage.

 

The dam of oblivion I had built in my defence

is as if it had never been.

I kneel on the shore of the roaring sea

and drink my fill."

 

- Rachel Bluwstein

    

© Translation: 1994, Jean Shapiro Cantu. Robert Friend

From: Flowers of Perhaps: Selected Poems of Rachel

Publisher: Menard, London, 1994

ISBN: 1 874320 02 0

 

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Taken on July 13, 2010