Abraham Sutzkever

(1913 - 2010 / Smorgon, Russian Empire)

My Father


My father is a floe on rivers of Siberia,
My mother is a bonfire on Viliya's mire,
But both are inside me,
The floe and the bonfire.

My child, they will stay inside me,
Behind the eyelids of my eyes —
The bonfire and the floe of ice.

Submitted: Monday, July 21, 2014

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