Say it otherwise to the tune of a white lily

Say it otherwise to the tune of a white lily ---
Pacifying the room (in a Biblical tone)
Language language language language scars over
I will print you a page (make you a copy) of the anger
Behold, it is ugly, it requires a protracted study

Outside the wide window, the air is full of redemption
Cut and divided (into a factor) into factors
The shaping language disrobes one form and dresses
Her complete nudity
Exercises nudity in front of the mirror, exercises freedom
Trains herself to love the very Rachel (full of splendour)


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