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Building Partner translated from the Hebrew by Riva Rubin I also want to be a partner in the building of Jerusalem. With you sing hymns to her with a great voice in the assemblage of her mutes; with you encompass her wall in a glory=march among her lame celebrants. I have the right to be a partner, after all I spilled the fury of my youth on her: fights with zealots and night patrols in the shadow of fences, sniping from her lattices. Wait, don`t finish without me, I`ve bought rough sandals and white linen to flourish with you on her towers, before I smash myself on the squares and am pounded by her stones like you powdered fine coveting the dust of her saints.