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Near the Wall of a House by Yehuda Amichai

Edith Tiempo passed away yesterday. She was 92. I feel a strange kind of sadness. I will never meet her. I won’t pretend how much an impact she has made on my life — I didn’t go to the workshop, I wasn’t one of them. But one of her poems has been with me since I was twelve. She has my heart. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to thank her enough.

Near the Wall of a House
Yehuda Amichai

Near the wall of a house painted
to look like stone,
I saw visions of God.

A sleepless night that gives others a headache
gave me flowers
opening beautifully inside my brain.

And he who was lost like a dog
will be found like a human being
and brought back home again.

Love is not the last room: there are others
after it, the whole length of the corridor
that has no end.

Comments (3)

  • Wow this is sooooo beautiful wow

  • lowell

    especially nice to see flashing ads with every work you present

    get a life

    • Vincent Ng

      Lowell, from my observation the author of this blog is using a free version of WordPress. That means the presence of ads on the individual posts. I don’t think she has control over that. She has stated in the About post that she doesn’t earn money from this.

      Like all the other people who come and go here, I am a long time reader of this site. I don’t know about you, but I appreciate all the time and effort she has put into this, and I am grateful that this is here.

      Dear Author, I apologize for being forward, but I just want you to know that for every Lowell that you get visiting your site, there are many more of us who love what you do. Good day.


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