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GOLDSMITH / YIDDISH BARD OF ISRAEL’S REBIRTH
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Papiernikov has sought in his poetry to hear everything “that
resounds with sadness and sorrow” (“Kuloy Oyer”) and to speak
the language of the silent ones “who think and seek words in
their own depths so that they may speak to those who hear
the silence” (“Di Grine Rase”). He humbly confesses to not hav­
ing always found the poetic pearls he sought during his career
but is satisified with having reached the ocean depths and
emerged exalted and “radiant with the light of seven suns” (“Es
Art Mikh Nisht”).