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Ein Yahav

Yehuda Amichai 1924 (Würzburg) – 2000 (Israel)

A night drive to Ein Yahav in the Arava Desert,
a drive in the rain. Yes, in the rain.
There I met people who grow date palms,
there I saw tamarisk trees and risk trees,
there I saw hope barbed as barbed wire.
And I said to myself: That's true, hope needs to be
like barbed wire to keep out despair,
hope must be a mine field.
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Yehuda Amichai

Yehuda Amichai (‎3 May 1924 – 22 September 2000) was an Israeli poet. more…

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