A Plague by Hanoch Guy

A Plague
 
Crumbling Lines.
Inside the veins
a small bowing black boy
flogged by a giant,
hammered by heart beats,
falling forward and backward
growing paler and paler.
 
Sliding trees in a storm
fading lines into darkness.
Vanishing darkness-
collapsing spaces into themselves.
little infinities in agony
dying children in a plague.

Hanoch Guy Ph.D, Ed.D spent his childhood and youth in Israel. He is a bilingual poet in  Hebrew and English. Hanoch is an emeritus professor of Jewish and Hebrew literature in Temple University. He has taught poetry  and mentoring at the Musehouse center. He has published poetry in Genre, Poetry Newsletter, Voices Israel , the International Journal of Genocide studies Poetry Motel,Visions International. He has published his poetry in the U.S, England, Wales and Israel. He won an award in Poetica. He has also won an award in the Mad Poets Society. Hanoch is the author of : The road to Timbuktu-travel poems, Terra Treblinka-Poems of the Holocaust, We pass each other on the stairs; 120 imaginary and real encounters, Sirocco and scorpions: poems of Israel and Palestine, A hawk in midflight, A green cow (Hebrew).
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