Also in this issue, Karen's translations of

Naim Araidi

Shaul Carmel

Michel Haddad

Yehuda Amichai

Asher Reich


Other translations by Karen Alkalay-Gut in previous issues:

Yehuda Amichai
Miriam Baruch Chalfi
Raquel Chalfi
Yaffa Zins
Iris Le'al
Leah Rudnitsky
Ben Zion Tomer

Poems by Karen in Spring 2000


A previous feature on Karen's book
In My Skin


Karen's website

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Michel Haddad

Translated by Karen Alkalay-GutKaren Alkalay-Gut

The Fly

It landed on the wooden table,
attracted by the smell of leftover sandwich.
It flew over the edge with the rudeness of an intruder
and did not fear attack.
But the watchful newspaper
with all its figures and letters
managed to hit it.