A poem by Shmuel Halkin
In memory of the murdered poets and August 12.
To the Newborn Child
For the newborn: bless him.
With his mother’s milk, may he drink in
The thirst to bear a lamp for all people,
But the light should also be for his own people.
When he discovers for the world a new star,
May it for his own people not get any darker.
[translation: Z. Sh. B.]