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I Don't Know If History Repeats Itself

Yehuda Amichai

I don't Know if history repeats itself
But I do know that you don't.

I remember that city was didvided 
Not only between Jews and Arabs,
But Between me and you,
When we were there together.

We made ourselves a womb of dangers
We built ourselves a house of deadening wars
Like men of far north 
Who build themselves a safe warm house of deadening ice.

The city has been reunited
But we haven't been there together.
By now I know
That History doesn't repeat itself, 
As I always knew that you wouldn't.  


Translated by Glenda Abramson & Tudor Parfitt

Submitted by Angelica Rodriguez

Added: 9 Mar 2003 | Last Read: 24 Jan 2018 4:44 AM | Viewed: 8921 times

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