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Jerusalem Morning

Yehuda Amichai
in Memoriam (1924-2000)

Walking around at noonday
with no trumpets hears
only children playing
in underground caves
amidst the world's wandering,
discovering th poet
in your soul
holding out my hand
toward the pine box,
night's silence
yields to sunlight
by the patriarchs'
beard of trees 
a radiant morning
all Jerusalem follows.

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