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(Sara Azoulay/The Observer)

(Sara Azoulay/The Observer)

(Sara Azoulay/The Observer)

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Published: September 19, 2012


(Sara Azoulay/The Observer)

A small girl speaks Hebrew

a mask of innocence with the sound of severity.

The Wind


A soldier holds his uzi

standing tall

obedience paves his fate.

The Fire


I can see the grey walls

dividing up the land

and I hold my breath

dividing up the land

not in fear,

but in pain.

The Land


And in the water,

the land is under

and it no longer matters

the salt will heal your wounds.

The Water


My father,

living in the streets

and fighting their war,

learned that there is nothing to fear


So the wind holds the flag,

the land stays hot with the fire,

the water is calm


And the fear in the air

Passes by



3 Responses to “Hebrew Homeland”

  1. Carmela Zuckerman on September 21st, 2012 11:01 am

    Sara, this is absolutely beautiful! You brought the past and present together in a remarkable way!!

  2. teresa on September 21st, 2012 12:46 pm

    You make my heart swell with so much pride! I hear your fire! Never put writing aside!

  3. Evy Gollomp on September 25th, 2012 9:51 pm

    Dear Sara:

    I enjoyed reading your poem very much. It gives one who reads it a peaceful feeling of Israel. Beautifully done!

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