Near the Wall of a House by Yehuda Amichai


Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000)

Yehuda reminds the reader there is more to living than being in love, while love is indeed beautiful as a species we miss so much of life’s real beauty chasing just that one aspect of living.

Near the wall of a house painted
to look like stone,
I saw visions of God.

A sleepless night that gives others a headache
gave me flowers
opening beautifully inside my brain.

And he who was lost like a dog
will be found like a human being
and brought back home again.

Love is not the last room: there are others
after it, the whole length of the corridor
that has no end.

 

Yehuda Amichai 

Tr: Chana Block

via The Boipoet

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About Jez Farmer

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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