Zelda - Ha Toferet (התופרת) (English translation)


Ha Toferet (התופרת)

בַּיוֹם בֵּיתָהּ הַקָּטָן כֹּה שׁוֹמֵם,
בְּלֹא יָדִיד, בְּלֹא חָתַן,
בַּלַּיְלָה יִשְׁלֹט בָּה אָדוֹן
נַעֲלֶה, נֶאֱמָן.
כְּשֶׁתֶחֱלֶה — יְחַבְּקֶנָּה,
כְּשֶׁתִּגְוַע — יְנַשְּׁקֶנָּה,
כְּשֶׁתָּמוּת —
יְאַמְּצֶנָּה אֶל לִבּוֹ הַקַּר,
בְּיָדַיִם שֶׁל עָפָר.
Submitted by SaintMark on Wed, 03/01/2018 - 02:05
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English translation

The Seamstress

By day her modest house is so bare,
with no friend, with no spouse,
by night she’ll be ruled by a master
exalted, devoted.
As she sickens — he will embrace her,
as she ebbs — he will then kiss her,
when she dies —
he’ll hold her against his cool heart
with hands made of dust.
The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable. (Prov 25:3 KJV)
Submitted by SaintMark on Wed, 03/01/2018 - 02:05
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