You’re Here, Still

In honor of Yom Kippur, we present this work by one of the modern world’s greatest Jewish poets.

Rose Auslander
1901 – 1988


Throw your fear
into the air

your time is over
heaven grows
under the grass
your dreams fall
into nowhere

the carnation smells sweetly
the thrush sings
still you may love
give words away
you are here, still

Be what you are
Give what you have

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