עברית  |  English  |  French  |  
Home >> Poetry >> The Very Hour >> Receding Image of Father and Mother on the Train Platform in Hanover
 

Receding Image of Father and Mother on the Train Platform in Hanover

The same suitcases, the same trains
Carrying the light of the engine and cigarette smoke into the night

Dark falls into dark

So transparent they stood in the station
And abysses of death overflow their banks

How will I again take hold of the handles of my travel bags

 

(Translated from the Hebrew by Barbara Harshav, from Ota Sha'a or "That Very Hour", 1981, published in: Frederique Brenner, Diaspora-Texts, Harper Collins 2003)

Site Map | Top

© All Rights Reserved to Michal Govrin.