“Blessed Are Those Who Sow and Do Not Reap” by Avraham Ben Yitzhak

Avraham Ben Yitzhak

Blessed Are Those Who Sow and Do Not Reap
 
Blessed are those who sow and do not reap
Because they wander far.
 
Blessed are those who give themselves freely, the splendor
Of whose youth had added to daylight
Though they flung off their glory where roads part.
 
Blessed are those whose pride crosses the borders of their souls
And becomes a white humility
After the rainbow’s rising in the cloud.
 
Blessed are those who know what their heart cries out in deserts
And on whose lips silence flowers.
 
Blessed are they, for they will be taken into the heart of the world
Wrapped in a cloak of unremembrance,
Forever remaining without speech.
 
Ben-Yitzhak, Avraham. “Blessed Are Those Who Sow and Do Not Reap” Voices Within The Ark: The Modern Jewish Poets. New York: Avon Books, 1980.

 

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