Of course, there are pitfalls upon this path.
Esther Cameron is a poet, essayist, translator and editor living in Ma’ale Adumim. She is editor-in-chief of The Deronda Review (www.derondareview.org) and also has a multifaceted website, www.pointandcircumference.com. She has published translations of Paul Celan, Hamutal Bar-Yosef, Reuven Ben-Yosef, and Ruth Blumert. Her own books include Fortitude, or The Lost Language of Justice: Poems in Israel's Cause (Bitzaron Books, 2009) and Western Art and Jewish Presence in the Work of Paul Celan (Lexington Books, 2014). She recently published her Collected Works, including literary criticism, memoirs, shorter poems and an epic, under her imprint Of the Essence Press. You can visit Esther's blog at: https://esthercameron.weebly.com/blog
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Now Yakov on his journey of return
He came to a place of stones, just as night fell,
So Yakov’s truth must don a hood of guile
That each may come to the mate that he has lacked
And to announce the birth of Sarah’s son,
The generosity that shed its light
We must endeavor still to keep afloat
and light blazed forth.
You could have helped us see what we were doing,
“Can you hear me?”
You are responsible for your rose…
I see groups of friends gathered over four cups of wine, matzah, and simple food, talking about what is oppressing us and brainstorming about how to counter it.
And on this Pesach, may the mouth speak light.
Of course it’s possible I’m crazy. / It’s also possible that sanity / Is what is killing us.
The fact that so many people don’t even see the use of poetry any more should be seen as a danger sign, no less than global warming.
Again the ancient compass of our trade,
each other to a life before unknown.
What ARE we if not eccentric?
And G-d / said, / Where is Man, / your brother?