Maia Evrona

Poet; Memoirist; Translator; Leonard Cohen Enthusiast

New translation in In Geveb

 

White roofs swayed through waves of powder,
Houses rode through hills of water —
Drew us down, down with them together.

A translation I did years ago was just recently publish in In Geveb. This poem, entitled "Baleydikt" or "Wounded," by the poet Malka Lee, is widely anthologized in Yiddish but little known in English.

Read the full poem here: https://ingeveb.org/texts-and-translations/wounded  

Learn more about Malka Lee on the Jewish Women's Archive: https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/lee-malka#.WuzYdrrzsA4.twitter

I also have a new Sutzkever translation forthcoming soon in Pakn Treger, so stay tuned!

 

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