The Outgoing Year
The outgoing year approached crouched
And halted at the door
Taking one last glance of departure
While calling out with fatigue:
I admit, my friend, I am a bit puzzled
And with a prayer in my heart and hope
Please, do not remember my friend for the bad
When memories of me are raised.
I'll remember my arrival at the eve of the 1st of Tishrei
And you becoming sanctified when assembled:
A blessing from everyone's mouth is heard
"Be renewed oh year – with goodness"!
I labored very much and my essence is known,
And as I inherit my place to the successor
Admit my friends, that I undertook the burden,
But have you also fulfilled your obligation?