Monday, December 19, 2005

God Has Pity on Kindergarten Children

God has pity on kindergarten children,
He pities school children -- less.
But adults he pities not at all.

He abandons them,
And sometimes they have to crawl on all fours
In the scorching sand
To reach the dressing station,
Streaming with blood.

But perhaps
He will have pity on those who love truly
And take care of them
And shade them
Like a tree over the sleeper on the public bench.

Perhaps even we will spend on them
Our last pennies of kindness
Inherited from mother,

So that their own happiness will protect us
Now and on other days.

-- Yehuda Amichai

Perhaps the best poetry i've read in some time. He captures something about being human, just being, in a world where God is so intrinsic. It’s as though he’s God-In-All-His-Glory’s annoyed roommate, who can’t get past the dishes piling up in the sink and doesn’t get the worshipping masses at their door and is just trying to get through the day and find his very own reason for living.


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