Posted by: ktzefr | April 4, 2013

Wildpeace and Wildflowers…

To celebrate National Poetry Month I’m honoring some of my favorites by sharing their words.  Today, a few lines from Yehuda Amichai’s “Wildpeace.”

 

“Not that of a cease-fire,

let alone the vision of the wolf and the lamb,

but rather

as in the heart after a great excitement: you can only

talk about the weariness…

A peace

without the big noise of beating swords into ploughshares,

without words, without

the heavy thud of the rubber stamp: I want it

gentle over us, like lazy white foam…

I want it to come like wildflowers,

suddenly, because the field

needs it: wildpeace.”

~ Yehuda Amichai (Israel), “Wildpeace” — Translated by Chana Bloch

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I don’t know what these are, but I have a big, lovely patch growing wild in my back yard.

Wildflowers; Photo:KFawcett

Wildflowers; Photo:KFawcett

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  1. Thank you for the photo and the poem. Wildflower allow us to see and know freedom. Thank you for sharing.

    • Thanks for dropping by!


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