Incantation Against Lilith

By Anonymous Anonymous

Translated By Peter Cole Read the translator's notes

Veiled in velvet, is she here?
      Leave off, leave off:
           You shall not enter,
                you shall not emerge.
      It is neither yours nor your share.

Return...Return:
      The sea is swelling;
           its waves are calling.
                I hold to the holy portion—
      I am held in the holiness of the King.

Source: Poetry (March 2012).

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