Winter 2014 • Vol. XXXVI No. 1 PoetryJanuary 1, 2014 |

Equality

from the Hebrew   —from Even a Fist Once Was an Open Palm and Fingers,1989 I buy a small bag of figs, I hold the bag with the hand that's at the end of my arm. My arm is the bridge between the bag of sweet figs and my body, The bridge belongs to them both. The bag of figs and my body are equals.

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Chana Bloch’s Swimming in the Rain: New and Selected Poems will be published in 2015. The author of four collections of poetry, she is cotranslator of the Song of Songs as well as translator of Israeli poets Yehuda Amichai and Dahlia Ravikovitch.

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