The strawberry tree (עץ התות) / Poem by Yael Ran

 
Poem by Yael Ran
 
 
The strawberry tree
 
The strawberry tree
Last night
Was severed from its roots.
No one will say Kaddish.
A passer-by will go on walking,
Some carried by their virtue
Others wading through their sin.
 
The strawberry tree was severed,
Skeletons of its leaves scattered
As a man who spreads his faith
Before his death.
 
In the end, only leaves will remain.
 
 
 
עץ התות
 
עֵץ הַתּוּת
לֵיל אֶמֶשׁ
נִגְדַּע מִשָּׁרָשָׁיו
אִישׁ לֹא יֹאמַר קַדִּישׁ עָלָיו
עוֹבֵר אֹרַח יַמְשִׁיךְ בְּלֶכְתּוֹ
צַדִּיק בַּטּוֹב
רַע בְּחֶטְאוֹ
 
עֵץ הַתּוּת נִגְדַּע
שִׁלְדֵּי עָלָיו פֻּזְּרוּ
כְּאָדָם הַמֵּפִיץ דָּתוֹ
לִפְנֵי מוֹתוֹ
 
בַּסּוֹף יִשָּׁאֲרוּ רַק עָלִים
 
 

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