Haaretz’s Poem of the Week from “In the Illuminated Dark”

Ruebner Dust Jacket.indd“This poem does not refer to any specific time or place but rather captures a sense of political malaise and horror, equally applicable to present–day Israel, to Europe (from which the poet fled to Mandatory Palestine in 1941) prior to and during World War II, or to any situation when things look ominous.”

It’s Been Years

Tuvia Ruebner

It’s been years
since the monsters started walking among us.
At first we didn’t know, we crowned them with laurels,
adorned them with praise, fed them the finest fruits.
Read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/culture/poem-of-the-week/1.700908

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