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Song

by Amir Or

In the journey that doesn't end
all and noe like waves
arriving not-arriving -
and where am I?
I have no mouth nor face,
only a longing and a desert.

Give me an eye to expel
the mind into the fire;
who I was I don't remember,
I have no tomorrow, only now
only you, like a star -
I will not stop calling out for it.
And I, like a shadow, pass by -
until in the east you will rise
in a world of gray shadows;
until I'll be thawed like the frost
and burnt in the light
to return to you saying,
that I'm already here.

Give me an eye to revive
a memory that hasn't been erased
from the soul that crossed
the whole desert with you,
from the water to the fire;
who I was I don't remember,
wandering on a camel
the moon is my witness
that if it will fall and die -
I will bury my face,
between sand and sand.

Give me an eye to expel
the mind into the fire,
and in the midst of what there is
dancing empty like a whirlwind,
until we'll fall here like a shadow;
let thirst drink from the well
for it will remain
like a burning memory
after us chiming
that the herd is nearing,
and the evening falls again
like a baby to a breast,
as all turns into one
as night again wraps
the tent and the heart.

And then also I return -
a sound that has no beginning
a song without an end, without a single word;
who were you all, I don't remember -
only a longing and a desert -
I have no tomorrow, only now;
no grave, only a star,
and from there like hunger,
to the heart that doesn't end
I come and here I break:
all and none like waves
arriving not-arriving;
if I have no I then who's inside? -
only a longing and a desert.


 
 

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