Exodus — in memory of Yehuda Amichai

Exodus

in memory of Yehuda Amichai

You are the Shepherd
leading out the words from the desert

I come to the Faithful City
repeat the Midrash Genesis Rabba
after the destruction of the Temple
I hear the voice of peace

I see you under the cedarwood
reading the Mishna and the Gemara
the last Hebrew poet
and I can’t pronounce your name

About the Author
Anna Banasiak is a poet and literary critic from Lodz, Poland. She studied Polish philology and culture studies at the University of Warsaw. She is the winner of poetry competitions in Berlin, London and Bratislava. Her poems have appeared online via New York, London, Surrey, Australia, Canada, India and South Africa.
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