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Nadia Adina Rose

MEMORIES

They lengthen with the years
like the bangs hiding my eyes.
Koo-koo!  Koo-koo!
No one sees me.

And what can I do with them
if not pull them back from my face
gather them into the tail
of a Trojan horse
opening all the gates to the past.

זיכרונות 

זיכרונות 

הֵם מִתְאָרְכִים עִם הַשָּׁנִים
כְּמוֹ פּוֹנִי הַמַּסְתִּיר אֶת עֵינַי:
קוּ-קוּ! קוּ-קוּ!
אַף אֶחָד לֹא רוֹאֶה אוֹתִי.

וּמָה לַּעֲשׂוֹת בָּהֶם
אִם לֹא לִמְשֹׁךְ מֵהַפָּנִים אָחוֹרָה,
לֶאֱסֹף לִזְנַב סוּס         
טְרוֹיָאנִי
הַפּוֹתֵחַ אֶת כָּל הַשְּׁעָרִים לֶעָבָר.
 
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MEMORIES

They lengthen with the years
like the bangs hiding my eyes.
Koo-koo!  Koo-koo!
No one sees me.

And what can I do with them
if not pull them back from my face
gather them into the tail
of a Trojan horse
opening all the gates to the past.

MEMORIES

They lengthen with the years
like the bangs hiding my eyes.
Koo-koo!  Koo-koo!
No one sees me.

And what can I do with them
if not pull them back from my face
gather them into the tail
of a Trojan horse
opening all the gates to the past.
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Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Ludo Pieters Gastschrijver Fonds
Hendrik Muller fonds
Lira fonds
J.E. Jurriaanse
Literature Translation Institute of Korea
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