Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Cost of Yellow by Michael Dickel (Israel)

The Cost of Yellow

I know there's a war going on,
but yellow flowers cover trees
in the parking lot as I pull in.
True, missiles shatter lives
while destroying buildings, but
fallen petals cover the tarmac
with a fairy-yellow glow. Yes,
sirens send us underground
while rocket's dread flares,
and these too crash
stupendously, but the
sea air waves a soft, humid
blanket spread out by
soothing breezes. So
easily I forget the price
of wind, the cost of yellow;
so hard to forget the lone
cry of a carrion crow
perched high in the tree
with sharp eyes turned
toward the horizon.



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Dr. Michael (Dickel) Dekel
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Bar Ilan University
Dept. of English Literature
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HaKibbutzim College of Education
EAP and English Education Depts.
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On Academia.edu
Blog
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re-blogged from: http://michaeldickel.info/2014/07/14/a-poem-from-israel-14-july-2014/

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