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Fall/Winter 2017



Riki Daskal, tr from Hebrew by Ed and Suzane Codish

AND A PEACOCK WHOSE FLIGHT COVERS THE CITY

How to make my words
as heavy as perfume
tense as a hunting cat
lonesome like a truck
words replacing canvas and paint
turpentine and brushes
models, the squint of the eye, the step back
I could paint green words with fingers of smoke
every portrait graven in my heart
every house, every lengthening shadow of a tree
every stone I saw, pebble or cliff
every child whose eyelids are butterflies and belly a flower
every candlewick
every cloud
every branch I’ve seen through my window
the bird’s song and every egg
that, like the sun, will crack open every morning
anew



Riki Daskal is the winner of the 2000 Israeli Alef Competition for Poetry and Prose. In 2012, she received the Israeli ACUM award for the Encouragement of Creative Publications. She was born in Haifa in 1953 and in 1985, her poetry was first published in an Israeli literary magazine and ever since, her work continues to be published in several literary magazines and in the daily newspapers. Six books of her poetry have been published so far.

 


 

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