Amir Gilboa: Stormwind Evening (From Hebrew)

Stormwind Evening
By Amir Gilboa
Translated by A.Z. Foreman
Click to hear me recite the original Hebrew

And still the sun reddens veins on the fronts of houses
With the light of children's smiles,
Of youth's banners,
Of holy day proclamations,
With the light of a few voices
In a gathering of oppressive silence1
Before the lightning strikes once more.


Notes:

1- The word used for "gathering" in the original is a biblical term found once in the Hebrew Bible, in 2 Samuel 22:12 and he shrouded himself in a canopy of dark: a gathering of waters, of thick rainclouds.

The Original:

ערב סופה
אמיר גלבוע

ועוד השמש מווריד את חזיתות הבתים
באור של חיוכי ילדים
של דגלי נוער
של כרזות חג
באור של קולות מעטים
בתוך חשרת דממה מעיקה
טרם שוב יכה הברק

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