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.
Tr: Chana Block
via The Boipoet