Yom HaZikaron: Memorial Day

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Tel Saki war memorial, Golan Heights

Among the Photographs By Elisha Porat

On Memorial Day I wander
among the photographs: the taut black
ribbons entwined with flowers,
candles flickering under the images.
From within the white strips of writing,
I watch as their fingerprints
emerge, their laughter,
their secret whisperings bursting out at me.
How very different things could have been
with them, among them, in the heat of their breath,
and not so soft and silent,
like now, without them.

Translated from Hebrew by Cindy Eisner

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