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Migrating Birds translated from the Hebrew by Tsipi Keler for Shaul, my son. Above the Stella Maris lighthouse two hundred pelicans in flight. The air is heavy today, and their flapping sluggish across the graying sea, above the green mountain cliffs. Like an arrowhead pitched north they join head to tail forging a blocked secure formation. All at once their line breaks their feathers scatter from the threat of the spinning chopper descending toward roofs, urgently, despairingly, seeking the center of the bright square: the landing tract of "Ramba`m Hospital" on sea.
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