Love in Pandemic Times
Only we two in the hospital elevator
Mask to mask
Hands in latex gloves
Heart touches heart
אהבה בימי מגפה/ גלית חזן-רוקם
רַק שְׁנֵינוּ בְּמַעֲלִית בֵּית חוֹלִים
מַסִּכָה מוּל מַסֵּכָה
לֵב אֶל לֵב נוֹגֵעַ
Galit Hasan-Rokem is professor emerita of Hebrew literature and folklore research at the Hebrew University. In addition to many scholarly books and articles, she has published three poetry volumes in Hebrew and several poetry translations of major Swedish poets into Hebrew. She is also co-editor of The Defiant Muse: Hebrew Feminist Poems from Antiquity to the Present and cultural editor at the Palestine-Israel Journal.
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