Friday Poem

Some things are written on the wind. Some are written on
tornadoes so strong they can lift locomotives. You never
know when such winds may blow. –Roshi Bob

Written in Pencil in the Sealed Railway Car

here in this carload
i am eve
with abel my son
if you see my other son
cain son of man
tell him that i

by Dan Pagis
from Kol Hashirim Dan Pagis
Publisher: Hakibbutz Hameuchad and the Bialik Institute
Tel Aviv & Jerusalem, 1991

rranslation 1989, Stephen Mitchell
from Variable Directions
publisher North Point,
San Francisco, 1989