God Has Pity On Kindergarten Children

Today Thursday May 1 2008 we memorize here in Israel the 6 million Jews murdered in The Holocaust.
Yehuda Amichai one of the best Israeli poets wrote the poem
God Has Pity On Kindergarten Children.
Here is the poem in English translation.

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.

God Has Pity On Kindergarten Children

Moshe Cohen

Joined March 2008

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