Poems by Miriam Neiger-Fleischmann

One magical/morning

One magical 
morning in Ellul 
I saw two pale 
clouds kissing. 

Deep ultramarine 
was engraved 

between them like 
a river meandering 

between two giant 
mountains in a picture 

taken from the air, 
then it narrowed 

as they came closer 
to each other 

like the inspiration 
of God's finger 

in "the Creation" 
in the Sistine Chapel. 

In a moment of 
grace they united: 

one rain cloud 
huge and black 

Translated by: Anthony Rudolf

Hebrew - from "Words in a Visual Space", Carmel, 1993
the poem "One Magical/Morning"