Amen

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Harper & Row, Jan 1, 1977 - 110 pages
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Contents

Introduction by Ted Hughes
9
Seven Laments for the Fallen in the War
19
The monument of the unknown soldier
20
Ifound an old textbook
21
Dicky was hit
22
Memorial day for the war dead
24
Poems from a cycle called Patriotic Songs
26
October sun warms our faces
27
ferusalem is a place where all remember
33
They are burning the photographs
34
A Majestic Love Song
41
Song
47
The Synagogue in Venice
53
A Song About Rest
59
Song to a Friend
64
The Song of My Fathers Cheeks
77

Ive shut myself in
28
The blood erecting the penis
29
The town I was born in
30
Even my loves are measured by wars
31
A song of lovers in ferusalem
32
Today My Son
91
Harlem a Dead Story
94
The Sweet Breakdown of Abigail
108
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About the author (1977)

Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) is widely considered the greatest contemporary Israeli poet, and a pioneering stylist in modern Hebrew. C.K. Williams is a poet, translator, and critic, and winner of the Pulizter Prize for Poetry for "Repair" (1999). His most recent collection is "Writers Writing Dying" (2012). Chana Bloch's many books include "The Song of Songs: A New Translation" and "The Windows: New and Selected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch". Stephen Mitchell's numerous translations include "The Book of Job", "A Book of Psalms, " and "Genesis".

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