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The Amen Stone by Yehuda Amichai

Translated by Chana Bloch On my desk there is a stone with the word “Amen” on it, a triangular fragment of stone from a Jewish graveyard destroyed many generations ago. The other fragments, hundreds upon hundreds, were scattered helter-skelter, and … Continue reading

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Private Parts by Sarah Kay

The first love of my life never saw me naked There was always a parent coming home in half an hour Always a little brother in the next room. Always too much body and not enough time for me to … Continue reading

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Leaves before the Wind by May Sarton

We have walked, looked at the actual trees: The chestnut leaves wide-open like a hand, The beech leaves bronzing under every breeze, We have felt flowing through our knees As if we were the wind. We have sat silent when … Continue reading

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