“Blessed Are Those Who Sow and Do Not Reap” by Avraham Ben Yitzhak
Posted by Radical Jew on November 4, 2015
Blessed Are Those Who Sow and Do Not ReapBlessed are those who sow and do not reapBecause they wander far.Blessed are those who give themselves freely, the splendorOf whose youth had added to daylightThough they flung off their glory where roads part.Blessed are those whose pride crosses the borders of their soulsAnd becomes a white humilityAfter the rainbow’s rising in the cloud.Blessed are those who know what their heart cries out in desertsAnd on whose lips silence flowers.Blessed are they, for they will be taken into the heart of the worldWrapped 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.