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Look here!

18 januari 2006
Look here! Poems by Dahlia Ravikovitch await you. No need for an introduction. Her name and work speak for themselves.
Look here! She stretches from then to now. From “This man stands on the road at night/ who used to be my father” to “There is no love in this place and won’t ever be,/ Father would tell me year after year,/from his picture on the wall.” The conversation between them continues until the father sees fit, finally, to respond. And now there’s a son too, Ido. Perhaps it’s true that “There is no love in this place/ except for the love between two people. And whoever tore me away from you had no fear of God in his heart...”

Look here! Poetry. Again and again, more and more. As always. Nothing has changed. Only the glance lengthens over the years, thirty, maybe more.

Look here! You, poetry, are mine forever. In chapbooks written in large print. A reminder of the culture of poverty that was, of those who thirsted for poetry, but also a sign of the things which are still to come. From: Look here! No.1
Publisher: Tag Press, Tel Aviv
Nathan Zach is one of the leading Israeli poets and a close friend of Dahlia Ravikovitch.
© Natan Zach
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Ludo Pieters Gastschrijver Fonds
Lira fonds
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère