The spectacular difference: selected poems [Hebrew characters] Zelda

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Hebrew Union College Press, Jun 1, 2004 - Political Science - 270 pages
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Zelda Schneurson Mishkovsky -- known to her Hebrew readers simply as Zelda -- was the daughter and granddaughter of prominent Hasidic rabbis from the Habad dynasty. Born in Russia in 1914, she immigrated to Palestine in 1926, studied in religious girls' schools, and became a school-teacher. She began writing her imagistic, mystical-religious poetry early in life. Filled with vivid, often dreamlike pictures from the natural world -- the strange plant, the black rose, the enchanted bird -- it was unlike anything else in Hebrew literature. When her first book was published, in 1967, it was an overwhelming critical and popular success, appealing to the diverse (and predominantly secular) Israeli public. Five more volumes followed, winning the poet numerous literary awards, including the prestigious Bialik and Brenner prizes.

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Contents

Introduction
1
From The Invisible Carmel 1971
3
The Old House
27
With My Grandfather
33
The Crippled Beggar 1
39
The Bad Neighbor
47
Facing the
55
All This Misery When Will I Die?
61
Savage Dialogue
115
From Be Not Far 1974
117
Black Rose
119
When I Said the Blessing over the Candles
121
When the King Was Alive
123
Cast Me Not Away
125
The Fine Sand the Terrible Sand
129
Let Your Voice Be Heard O Morning Blessings
133

ruy to
66
Each Rose
67
Leisure
75
nntn nyo
76
197D nNirNn ron Tmo
80
The Invisible Carmel
81
In his eyes birds of paradise
83
New Fruit in the Season of Childhood
85
The Sun Lit a Wet Branch
101
For the Light Is My
103
Be Not
107
You Call Out Silence to
109
When You Were Here
111
I lie in my house
113
Enchanted Bird
137
A Woman Who Has Reached a Very Old
139
Each of Us Has a Name
141
All Night I Wept
145
Place of Fire
147
I do not like all trees equally
153
Yom Kippur
157
When boulders crumble
159
The shadow of the white mountain
161
Mephiboshet
165
Distant Shame
167
Ancient Pines
171
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About the author (2004)

Poet, translator, and scholar Marcia Falk is author of The Song of Songs: A New Translation and Interpretation and With Teeth in the Earth: Selected Poems of Malka Heifetz Tussman. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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