Hayyim Nahman Bialik

Radi, Volhynia
Hayyim Nahman Bialik
Radi, Volhynia
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I Didn’t Win Light In A Windfall

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I didn’t win light in a windfall,
nor by deed of a father’s will.
I hewed my light from granite.
I quarried my heart.

In the mine of my heart a spark hides –
not large, but wholly my own.
Neither hired, nor borrowed, nor stolen –
my very own.

Sorrow wields huge hammer blows,
the rock of endurance cracks
blinding my eye with flashes
I catch in verse.

They fly from my lines to your breast
to vanish in kindled flame.
While I, with heart’s blood and marrow
pay the price of the blaze.
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Dr Antony Theodore 20 May 2020
In the mine of my heart a spark hides – not large, but wholly my own. Neither hired, nor borrowed, nor stolen – my very own.. a spark hides in the mine of my heart. lovely words. tony
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