Learn More

Yehuda Amichai

(1924 - 2000 / Würzburg / Germany)

God Has Pity On Kindergarten Children


God has pity on kindergarten children,
He pities school children -- less.
But adults he pities not at all.

He abandons them,
And sometimes they have to crawl on all fours
In the scorching sand
To reach the dressing station,
Streaming with blood.

But perhaps
He will have pity on those who love truly
And take care of them
And shade them
Like a tree over the sleeper on the public bench.

Perhaps even we will spend on them
Our last pennies of kindness
Inherited from mother,

So that their own happiness will protect us
Now and on other days.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: school, children, happiness, sometimes, tree, mother, god, child

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (God Has Pity On Kindergarten Children by Yehuda Amichai )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Doubter and the Doubt , Ananta Madhavan
  2. A, Vera Sidhwa
  3. What is your name?, Aftab Alam
  4. Heaven, Hell, or the Highway, David Lewis Paget
  5. Grave fetched, Aftab Alam
  6. Haiku(Courage), Aftab Alam
  7. Many Lonely People, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. Reentry, michael walkerjohn
  9. Buried Beneath The Waves, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. uncomfortable, maharshi trivedi

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Thomas Wyatt

Farewell love and all thy laws forever;
Thy baited hooks shall tangle me no more.
Senec and Plato call me from thy lore
To perfect wealth, my wit for to endeavour.
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Indian Weavers, Sarojini Naidu
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]