This night is irredeemable

Osip Mandelstam

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This night is irredeemable.
Where you are, it is still bright.
At the gates of Jerusalem,
a black sun is alight.

The yellow sun is hurting,
sleep, baby, sleep.
The Jews in the Temple’s burning
buried my mother deep.

Without rabbi, without blessing,
over her ashes, there,
the Jews in the Temple’s burning
chanted the prayer.

Over this mother,
Israel’s voice was sung.
I woke in a glittering cradle,
lit by a black sun.

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  • mspear96

    Wow, such captivating imagery! 🌟 I really feel the sorrow and regret being conveyed. Doesn't shy away from harsh truths either. Rough, introspective stuff! Gives me a lot to think about... You can really sense the weight of history here. Gives you the deep feels. 💭💔