Samuel Menashe

(September 16, 1925 – August 22, 2011 / New York City)

So They Stood - Poem by Samuel Menashe

So they stood
Upon ladders
With pruning hooks
Backs to the king
Who took his leave
Of gardening

This morning
I am forlorn
As he was then
No one born
After the war
Remembers when

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 16, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 16, 2011

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