Abraham Sutzkever

Smorgon, Russian Empire
Abraham Sutzkever
Smorgon, Russian Empire
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A Wagon Of Shoes

The wheels they drag and drag on,
What do they bring, and whose?
They bring along a wagon
Filled with throbbing shoes.

The wagon like a khupa
In evening glow, enchants:
The shoes piled up and heaped up,
Like people in a dance.
A holiday, a wedding?
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SOMEONE 05 November 2019
I feel so bad for the Jews they didn't deserve this
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David Larson 17 October 2019
Found this very moving poem in " The Book Thieves" by Anders Rydell.
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