Nikola Yozgof-Orbach (Israel)

Nikola Yozgof-Orbach (Israel)
Nikola Yozgof-Orbach was born on 06/08/1984 in Safed which located in Northern Israel. Yozgof-Orbach is a poet, editor, journalist, researcher, doctor of demography and literature. He is a faculty member at Safed academic college and at Haifa University Herzl institute. During his lifetime he published 8 poetry books, 5 academic books and dozens of academic articles, professional articles,and review articles in the fields of Geography, Demography, Literature and History.
My Grandfather
Who knew all the sufferings of the world
taught me how to swim in the dark
Pave my way in butterfly motions
rowing in the captivating darkness
and breathe clear light sprays
until the night goes out and a day strikes.
שֶׁיָּדַע כָּל סִבְלוֹת הָעוֹלָם
לִמְּדַנִי לִשְׂחוֹת בְּתוֹךְ הַחֹשֶׁךְ
לְפַלֵּס דַּרְכִּי בִּתְנוּעוֹת פַּרְפַּר
לַחְתֹּר בָּאֲפֵלָה מַצְמִיתָה
וְלִשְׁאֹף רְסִיסֵי אוֹר שְׁקוּפִים
עַד יִכְבֶּה הַלַּיִל וְיַפְצִיעַ יוֹם.

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