Rahel Bluwstein

Here you will find the Poem Sad Song of poet Rahel Bluwstein

Sad Song

Do you hear me, you who are 
So far away from me, my dear? 
Do you hear me crying aloud, 
Wishing you were well, wishing you were near? 

The world is vast, its ways diverse, 
Brief meetings, partings long, 
Men, with unsure feet, post on never to return, too weak 
To find the treasure they have lost. 
My last day drawing near 
Of the tears of separation 
I will await you until 
my life leaves 
as Rahel did her beloved.