The details of the landscape

The details of the landscape I recorded in my diary
To erect a gravestone to my life
The poems reach unto here and beyond them ---
Mirror within a mirror make endless mirrors
My reflection is recorded and multiplies itself

The light changes into purple and falls beyond the crest
I was left in a pure expanse of desert
That I became a nest of peace
Suddenly we heard a song of birds
In the dry rocky land that only we settle

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Translated from the Hebrew by the author, © 1996 Ella Bat-Tsion