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from Seven Laments for the War-Dead
by Yehuda Amichai

I came upon an old zoology textbook,
Brehm, Volume II, Birds:
in sweet phrases, an account of the life of the starling,
swallow, and thrush. Full of mistakes in antiquated
Gothic typeface, but full of love, too. “Our feathered
friends.” “Migrate from us to warmer climes.”
Nest, speckled egg, soft plumage, nightingale,
stork. “The harbirngers of spring.” The robin,

Year of publication: 1913, Germany,
on the eve of the war that was to be
the eve of all my wars.
My good friend who died in my arms, in
his blood,
on the sands of Ashdod. 1948, June.

Oh my-friend,

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