Also in this issue, Karen's translations of
Yehuda Amichai is widely published and translated. Visit the Yehuda Amichai page at bn.com
A previous feature on Karen's book
For more poetry
Translated by Karen Alkalay-Gut
The Same Pattern, The Same Stitch
I saw a man wearing a colorful skullcap
in the same pattern as a piece of underwear
of a woman I loved
He didn't understand why I was looking at him
and why I turned around after him
and he shrugged his shoulders and went on.
And I muttered to myself: the same
Colors, the same stitching, the same pattern,
the same stitching, the same pattern.