Page 45 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 18

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K
a h n
— Y
ounger
P
oets
o f
I
srael
Must I with worry camouflage my love,
grow like grass, fearful between the tracks,
live like a mole in earth,
and not with angels cheek to cheek?
Must I snatch love in the first cave;
marry my girl
under the canopy whose posts hold up the earth;
act out the death of my father, always
to the last breath and the last
word and without understanding?
And build my house-flag poles above,
bomb shelter below—and then go forth on roads
made only for returning? Must I undergo
the terrible stations:
cat, stick, fire, water and slaughterer,
between the kid and the angel of death?
Half of the people love;
half, hate.
And where shall I find my place between these halves
who suit each other so?
Through what crack shall I see
the white dwellings of my dreams,
the barefoot runners on the sands;
or see, at least, the waving handkerchief
of a girl beside the hill?
(Trans. Robert Friend,
Midstream)
SUPPLEMENTARY LIST OF NEW POETS
(in the order of the years of their first volumes)
Elazar Benyoets
Aharon D. Shapir
(David Dar)
Avner Treinin
Dan Mayron
David Sando
Tovya Rivner
Nitsa Ben-Shaul
Shlomo Shinhod
Uri Bernstein
Ahuva Bat-Hanna
Edna Kornfeld
Miriam Schneid
Shmuel Tamari
Anadad Eldan
Moshe Tabenkin
1957:
Binyamin Galai
Abba Kovner
Yedidia (Didi) Manosi
Yehiel Mar
Eliezer Kagan
Uriel Ofek
Zvi Arad
1958:
Moshe Ben-Shaul
Aharon Almog
1959:
Elazar Granot
Yonah David
Chaya Vered
Adar Kaysari
Puah Shalev-Toren
1960:
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1946
1947
1950
1951
1953
1954
1956 :