Waltz for Plant Protection
Lyrics and Music: Naomi Shemer
Daffodils are already blooming in nature reserves
Rugs unfold on the coastal plain
Anemone and crocus, a thousand shades and color
And the law that says - here is forbidden to pick!
Only me does the law fail to protect
Only I have no guards
If only I had sepal
My status would be different.
Rare birds are already sitting in a rock
Rare trees are preserved separately
Frightened deer gaze at the sign
In which it is explicitly stated that hunting is prohibited.
Only I have no sign that guards
Around me there is no fence
If I were - say - a deer
My situation would be different!
Sir, be careful, do not touch the Iris!
Colorful-mountains are off limits!
Every hill perked up on the city outskirts -
Is a wild reserve and a registered zone!
So, I sometimes think
Because it might have been better
had I been a narcissus or a cyclamen
or even the son of a common squill
Watch what I encounter on the way:
Everyone who passes, grabs, picks,
weaves a wreath.
Had I been an animal or a flower,
my fate would completely differ.