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Literature, Poetry, Theory/
A Song for the Eve of Sabbath

Yehuda Amichai

Will you come to me tonight? 
Laundry that has already dried in the yard 
A war that was never enough 
It is now somewhere else 

And roads are constantly returning 
Alone as a horse without its rider 
And the house closes in the evening 
About its good and evil 

And we knew well that the border 
Is close and we're not allowed there 
My father prayed and could 
The land and all their armies 

The army and the land darkened 
Soon the light will go out 
The commandment in which Heaven began 
Again the two have to end

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