Classic · Collection · Excerpt · Israeli Culture · Israeli Literature · Passage · Poetry

Yehuda Amicha

And as we stray further from love
we multiply the words,
words and sentences so long and orderly.
Had we remained together
we could have become a silence.

— Yehuda Amichai, from “Quick And Bitter” Poems of Jerusalem and Love Poems. (Sheep Meadow,1992)

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