Archive for June 4th, 2020

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Modern Hebrew by Maia Evrona

Language in which we affirm and erase the past
playing favorites with our diverged ethnicities,
in which Khanike becomes Chanukah, and Shabbos
morphs into Shabbat. After all these years—
which once were shoynim and now are shanim—
I, an Ashkenazi, must title all my poems on our holy days
with the chosen modern pronunciation I was raised on
rather than the Yiddish, now so strange and foreign.


Date: 2019

By: Maia Evrona (19??- )