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Strange Snow translated from the Hebrew by Riva Rubin Strange soft snow descends on the slopes of Jebel-El-Kebir, chill and silent it falls on dogouts and vehicles armored on the screens of memory. Astray in me in the damp haze forgotten comrades call whose lives once touched my life now grown distant beyond the roads the roadblocks the rolling hardare. Once, among them, I saw such a pure white suddenly crushed; minced and ploughed under and rearing up and then subsiding silently absorbing rent veins and reddening stain.