Interlitq publica su poem en inglés para el 29.03.12, “Esther Remembers” por Ruth Fogelman, la escritora israeli que contribuyó a la edición 13 de Interlitq
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When I was a child, I loved listening to Mordecai –
he would tell me how he saw Jerusalem
and the Temple’s light with his own eyes.
Although now Chief Minister of the Empire,
he still dreams of returning
to rebuild it and sit with Jerusalem’s wise.
He told me stories of Jacob’s return,
and his fight against an angel
who would not release him until dawn,
and tales of Naomi’s return with Ruth
to the Land where honey was pressed from dates,
where, as a boy, he would climb trees and eat their fruit.
Jacob returned with wives and sons;
Naomi returned with her daughter-in-law;
Mordecai dreams of return –
but I – even after Haman’s hanging –
am caged in Shushan’s courts,
my dreams – strangled, my hopes – trampled
ensnared in shadows.
Acerca de Ruth Fogelman: Ruth Fogelman is an award-winning poet, author of two books of poetry. She has lived with her family for many years in Jerusalem’s Old City. Her poems, articles, short stories and photography have appeared in anthologies and various publications in Israel, and the USA, including Arc, Poetica, The Deronda Review and New Vilna Review, as well as The International Literary Quarterly. Ruth Fogelman leads the Pri Hadash Women’s Writing Workshop in Jerusalem and holds a Masters Degree from the Creative Writing Program of Bar Ilan University.