For Now

The days resemble one another
the cat’s sharp claws rest
deep in her paws

in the yard the dogs
gnaw a rabbit’s skull
and my shadow grows very long

at night the stars come out of their kennel
I listen to the barking but
I have no answer

spring is still putting its makeup on
under the soil.
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Agi Mishol

Agi Mishol (born 1947) is an Israeli poet. The poem is taken from:Malakh Haheder, Shirim 2005 – 2015 (“Domestic Angel, Poems 2005-2015”), Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House – Bialik Institute, 2015. Translated from Hebrew by Vivian Eden. more…

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