“I Have Only Known”
I have only known how to tell of myself.
My world is narrow like that of an ant
I carry my burden like it
too heavy for my weak shoulders…
>A hidden fear of the hand of giants
Mocks all my paths, causing me to cry
Why did you call to me, wonderous land?
Why did you deceive me, distant lights?
Rahel (Rahel Bluwstein, 1890 – 1931)
Translation by Reuven Greenvald
On the edge of south Tel Aviv, next to the Ayalon highway, stands a rundown, gray industrial building. From the street, passers-by might miss it entirely and certainly could not know that... Read More