Reuven Shabbath – Three Poems

 Visibilities

 

Your collected visibilities

On all crossroads are

A blue bagel of Jerusalem’s moon

That fills your heart

 

Night’s fractures appear in

The windows of your home

 

Evening bars on chance love

 

But in my eyes

I see yours

 

In mine.

 

Voyage

 

My happiness voyages

To look at you

 

Amongst dripping rain drops

Flows in hasty paces

 

Into my eyes

Lucid mountain air breaths

The smoothness of your hair.

 

Secrets

 

Inadvertently, wordless

Whispering secrets with you

Ephemeral moments

 

My eyes glances at your face

your hair

your body’s poetic soil

 

As a city in futility is shrouded

Hot streets

 

And at times

That which we have between us

Even invisible walls

Of unknown silences

Are unable to hide.

 

Translated by: Oshrit Mintz