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Author: AMICHAI, YEHUDA
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Amichai, Yehuda    Poet's Biography
51 poems available by this author


A DOG AFTER LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: After you left me
Last Line: Bring me one of your stockings between its teeth
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION    Poem Text    
First Line: On summer nights I sleep naked
Last Line: On the day of the resurrection
Subject(s): Fathers; Jews; Judaism


A MAN IN HIS LIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: A man in his life has no time to have
Last Line: To the place where there is time for everything
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Transience


A MEETING WITH MY FATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: My father came to me in one of the intermissions
Subject(s): Fathers


A PITY. WE WERE SUCH A GOOD INVENTION    Poem Text    
First Line: They amputated / your thighs off my hips
Last Line: We even flew
Subject(s): Body, Human


ALL THE GENERATIONS BEFORE ME    Poem Text    
First Line: All the generations that preceded me contributed me
Last Line: But gassed me straightaway. / it binds
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish - Aftermath


ALMOST A LOVE POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: If my parents and your parents
Last Line: What's your name? / hannale
Subject(s): Auschwitz, Poland; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)


ANNIVERSARIES OF WAR: HULEIKAT -- THE THIRD POEM ABOUT DICKY    Poem Text    
First Line: In these hills, even the towers of oil wells
Last Line: Was once an open palm and fingers
Subject(s): Death; Middle East - Conflicts; Dead, The; Arab-israeli Conflict


ANNIVERSARIES OF WAR: TEL GATH    Poem Text    
First Line: I brought my children to the mound
Last Line: And forgive me for the things I didn't do
Subject(s): Middle East - Conflicts; Arab-israeli Conflict


ANNIVERSARIES OF WAR: WHAT DID I LEARN IN THE WARS    Poem Text    
First Line: What did I learn in the wars
Last Line: The white of clouds and the expanse of sky blue / and endless stars
Subject(s): Middle East - Conflicts; Arab-israeli Conflict


BIBLICAL MEDITATIONS       
First Line: When jacob rolled the stone off the well
Subject(s): Bible


DOG AFTER LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: After you walked out
Last Line: One sock between his teeth that once was yours.
Subject(s): Jealousy; Love - Loss Of; Revenge


FOR MY MOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Like an old windmill
Last Line: In one of the wars
Subject(s): Mothers; War


GOD HAS PITY ON KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN    Poem Text    
Last Line: So that their happiness will protect us now / and in other days
Subject(s): God; Pity; Children; Love


I WANT TO DIE IN MY OWN BED    Poem Text    
First Line: All night the army came up from gilgal
Last Line: I want to die in my own bed
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


I WASN€™T ONE OF THE SIX MILLION: AND WHAT IS MY LIFE SPAN? OPEN CLOSED OPEN    Poem Text    
Last Line: I believe with perfect faith that at this very moment
Subject(s): Aging; Jews; Judaism


IF I FORGET THEE, JERUSALEM    Poem Text    
Last Line: To the most terrible of voices / or silence
Subject(s): Jerusalem


KILLING HIM: A RADIO PLAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Poet: again like a rebellious nation my heart
Last Line: Will survive the test of time
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


LETTER    Poem Text    
First Line: To sit on the veranda of a hotel in jerusalem
Last Line: What does he remember?
Subject(s): Time; Love


LITTLE RUTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes I remember you, little ruth
Last Line: The conveyor belt stands still. And they stood still. Amen
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


MAYOR    Poem Text    
First Line: It's sad to be
Last Line: Who have become the slaves cof man
Subject(s): Mayors; Jerusalem


MEMORIAL DAY FOR THE WAR DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Memorial day for the war dead. Add now
Last Line: Behind all this some great happiness is hiding
Subject(s): Grief; Memorial Day; Sorrow; Sadness; Declaration Day


MY MOTHER DIED ON SHAVUOT    Poem Text    
First Line: My mother died on shavuot when they finished counting the omer
Last Line: Her oldest brother died in 1916; he fell in the war
Subject(s): Death – Mothers


MY MOTHER ONCE TOLD ME    Poem Text    
Last Line: But my clutching hands remained / clutching
Subject(s): Mothers


MY SON, IN WHOSE FACE THERE IS ALREADY A SIGN    Poem Text    
Last Line: Soft – skinned jacob for my blind / hands
Subject(s): Sons


NATIONAL THOUGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: A woman, caught in a homeland-trap of the chosen people: you
Last Line: And to sleep inside it, forever
Subject(s): Jews; Israel; Hebrew Language; Judaism


NATIONAL THOUGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: You: trapped in the homeland of the chosen people
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


NOW SHE DESCENDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Now she descends into the earth
Last Line: Into real heavens
Subject(s): Death – Mothers


OUR FATHER JACOB    Poem Text    
First Line: Our father jacob on the beaten track
Last Line: For all that we know, he is still climbing there
Subject(s): Jacob (Bible); Religion; Theology


PAUL CELAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Paul celan. Towards the end, the words grew
Last Line: To take a breather and wipe his brow
Subject(s): Death; Celan, Paul (1920-1970); Dead, The


POEM FOR ARBOR DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Children are planting their shoots
Last Line: And puts it down there in rooms / and leaves, alone
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Trees


PROBLEM IN A MATH BOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: I remember a problem in a math book
Last Line: And know what I did well and what I did not fo. Amen
Subject(s): Growth; Man-woman Relationships; Maturity; Religion; Male-female Relations; Theology


QUICK AND BITTER    Poem Text    
First Line: The end was quick and bitter
Last Line: We could have become a silence
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


SABBATH LIE    Poem Text    
First Line: On friday, at twilight of a summer day
Last Line: I’ve gone to another life
Subject(s): Sabbath; Jews; Sunday; Judaism


SEVEN LAMENTS FOR THE WAR-DEAD: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Mr. Beringer, whose son / fell at the canal that strangers dug
Last Line: That drift away
Subject(s): Middle East – Conflicts; Fathers & Sons; Death; Arab-israeli Conflict


SEVEN LAMENTS FOR THE WAR-DEAD: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: As a child he would mash his potatoes
Last Line: His body goes on being bathed and purified / forever
Subject(s): Middle East – Conflicts; Death; Arab-israeli Conflict


SEVEN LAMENTS FOR THE WAR-DEAD: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: The tomb of the unknown soldier
Last Line: By the glutton of hearts. Amen
Subject(s): Middle East – Conflicts; Unknown Soldier; Arab-israeli Conflict


SEVEN LAMENTS FOR THE WAR-DEAD: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: I came upon an old zoology textbook, / brehm, volume ii, birds
Last Line: Oh my friend / red-breasted
Subject(s): Middle East – Conflicts; World War I; Death; Arab-israeli Conflict


SEVEN LAMENTS FOR THE WAR-DEAD: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: Dicky was hit. / like the water tower at yad mordechai
Last Line: A little to the north, near huleikat
Subject(s): Middle East – Conflicts; Death; Arab-israeli Conflict


SEVEN LAMENTS FOR THE WAR-DEAD: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: Is all of this / sorrow? I don't know
Last Line: Or where it comes from
Subject(s): Middle East – Conflicts; Cemeteries; Israel; Patriotism; Grief; Arab-israeli Conflict


SEVEN LAMENTS FOR THE WAR-DEAD: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: Memorial day for the war-dead: go tack on
Last Line: Behind all this, some great happiness is hiding
Subject(s): Middle East – Conflicts; Death; Arab-israeli Conflict


SONGS OF ZION THE BEAUTIFUL: 31    Poem Text    
First Line: Four synagogues are entrenched together
Last Line: Yes. These are thy tents, o jacob, in profundis
Subject(s): Synagogues


THE AMEN STONE    Poem Text    
First Line: On my desk there is a stone with the word “amen” on it
Last Line: A jigsaw puzzle. Child’s play
Subject(s): Jews; Ancestors & Ancestry; Judaism; Heritage; Heredity


THE BULL RETURNS    Poem Text    
First Line: The bull returns from his day of work in the ring
Last Line: Dry and gray, as though from a split mattress
Subject(s): Bulls


THE CITY IN WHICH I WAS BORN WAS DESTROYED BY CANNON    Poem Text    
Last Line: How long / will my memories survive?
Subject(s): War; Life Change Events; Memor


THE SCHOOL WHERE I STUDIED    Poem Text    
First Line: I passed by the school where I studied as a boy
Subject(s): Jerusalem; Religious Education; Sunday Schools; Yeshivas; Parochial Schools


THE SMELL OF GASOLINE IN MY NOSE    Poem Text    
Last Line: Upon us and upon all lovers in autumn
Subject(s): Farewell; War; Love – Loss Of


THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN LOST    Poem Text    
First Line: From newspaper columns and notice boards
Last Line: On the table
Subject(s): Loss


TWO SONGS OF PEACE: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: My son smells of peace when I lean over him
Last Line: We suddenly realize as we grow the smell of peace vanishes out fo our lives
Subject(s): Peace; Smells; Sons


TWO SONGS OF PEACE: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: My love was not in the war
Last Line: Whose borders we shall never cross
Subject(s): Peace; War; Middle Age


WILDPEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Not that of a cease-fire
Subject(s): Middle East - Conflicts; Arab-israeli Conflict