by Yitzchak Katzenelson
Translated from the Yiddish by Harvey Spitzer
From childhood on, fate has driven me away|
from my quiet, modest corner to a foreign world.
And yet I haven't remained a stranger in that foreign world,
and foreigners have not shamed me in my life.
Nevertheless, I've been drawn to the place
I've been far away at a wedding… but I felt
I've come back! Already somewhat tired…I've been,
You ask what I find here? Well, don't ask. Don't ask.
Oh! My little town! Oh! My desolate corner! - How you are in ruins!
* A small street in Korelitz
Heint, 9 Mar-cheshvan, 5696. Issue: 264 (November 15, 1935)
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