Since evil has spread in the world
Since Evil has spread in the world
It keeps reincarnating over and over again
It does not even bother to hide its fangs
Does not even hide behind shadows,
Like an unripen fruit
And there is no corner of the world,
Which Evil did not penetrate
And today we observe it like sailors
And as if the Nightmare rules
A human being isn’t but
A human being isn’t but a handful of soil with spirit inside it,
Like a beet or a Mandrake root.
Life is but a nuisance
(pure brain power was given to children)
If a young woman blooms alone and unseen
Is it really a blossom?
So say the people at the coffee shop on the main road, it seems
And the sun dives into the tree-tops of the plane-tree and scatters its leaves.
Translated by Aya Azrielant