Hakneeseenee Takhat Knafekh
H. N. Bialik
HAKHNEESEENEE TAKHAT KNAFEKH
Hakhneeseenee takhat knafekh,
Va'hayee lee em va'akhot,
Vee'yhee kheykekh meeklat roshee,
Kan tfeelotay ha'needakhot.
Oo'v'et rakhameem, beyn hashmashot,
Shkhee va'agal lakh sod yeesooray.
Omreem, yesh ba'olam ne'ooreem.
Ve'od raz ekhad lakh etvadeh.
Nafshee neesrefa balehava.
Omreem, ahava yesh ba'olam.
Ma zot ahava?
Ha'kokhaveem reemoo otee.
Haya khalom--akh gam hoo avar.
Ata eyn lee kloom ba'olam.
Eyn lee davar.
SHELTER ME UNDER YOUR WING
Shelter me under your wing,
And be to me a mother and a sister,
And may your lap be a sactuary to my head,
The nest of my desolate prayers.
And in the time of mercy, at twilight,
Bow down and I'll reveal to you the secret of my suffering.
They say, there is in the world youth.
Where is my youth?
And another secret I'll confess to you.
My soul was burnt in the flame.
They say, there is love in the world.
What is love?
The stars defrauded me.
There was a dream--but it, too, passed.
Now I have nothing in the world.
I haven't a thing.
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Added January 12th, 2001