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This poem is taken from PN Review 234, Volume 43 Number 4, March - April 2017.

Three Poems

Translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Rudolf & the author
Miriam Neiger-Fleischmann
Concept

It feels good
to think of you
as a concept
beyond my reach.

Your physical presence
is hidden
in a projected image.

From now on, I’ll love you
only in my secret zone,
only in molecules
with their grains of divinity,

in circular
units of light,
in the pain of your absence.



Objects

The objects in my aunt’s house died when she was alive,
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