Poem Without an End

Translated by Chana Bloch
Inside the brand-new museum
there’s an old synagogue.
Inside the synagogue
is me.
Inside me
my heart.
Inside my heart
a museum.
Inside the museum
a synagogue,
inside it
me,
inside me
my heart,
inside my heart
a museum


 

Yehuda Amichai, “Poem Without an End” from The Selected Poetry Of Yehuda Amichai. Copyright © 1996 by Yehuda Amichai.  Reprinted by permission of University of California Press.
Source: The Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai (The University of California Press, 1996)