(1924 - 2000 / Würzburg / Germany)

A Builder

I saw the devil-he was working free:
A customs-house he builded by the sea.
'Why do you this?' The devil raised his head;
'Churches and courts I've built enough,' he said.

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This is probably the poem which encourages the deepest thoughts and emotions that I have read to date.. Beautifully visual... Karen
I wish I could read, hear the sound of the original poem but am thankful for the translation. Amichai once again has something to say and, oh, how well he expresses it.