Disengagement by Shai Dotan

Jerusalem has disengaged itself
From the earth.
It is floating in the sky
Like a flock of hot-air balloons.
No one knows where it will land.
Maybe Baghdad
Maybe Athens
Maybe Prague
And maybe Jerusalem will glide
Straight into Tel Aviv’s warm bosom,
Embraced to its teeming heart
Like a rare and
Courageous lie.

From: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/culture/poem-of-the-week/1.722435

Date: 2014 (original in Hebrew); 2016 (translation in English)

By: Shai Dotan (1969- )

Translated by: Vivian Sohn Eden (194?- )


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