The Poems of Rajzel Zychlinsky, Great Yiddish Poet from Gombin, Poland

 

Razel Zychlinsky, great Yiddish poet, winner of Itzik Manger's Price, granted at Tel Aviv on 9 June 1975. Razel Zychlinsky was born in Gombin, Poland.

The photograph was dedicated by her to my aunt, Rachel Gostinska and is part of my father, Meir Holtzman' Album. Razel is photographed in the woods of Gombin 1934.

Biography

List of Published Books

Article on Rajzel Zychlinsky Jewish Bulletin of Northern California, Jan. 29 1999

ùååééâðãéò èéøï - "Mute Doors"

"GOD Hid His Face" - the Book of Translated Poems in English

 

SELECTED POEMS:

I Remember

âàè äàè ôàøðàäàìèï æééï ôðéí - "God Hid His Face"

âàè äàèàéê ååéì ðàê àîàì ãà âééï àéáòøï âøàæ - "I Want to Walk Here Once More"

âàèîéø ìòáï ååéèòø - "We Go On Living"

âàèîéøôåï à ååàìï åè àåéó îéø ãé îàîò - "My Mother Looks at Me from the Cloud"


...
Who calls me here in the meadow?
Who still knows my name?
A thorn bush burns in the field--
a child cries from the flames.


I take off my shoes and approach
the little son of my neighbor;
his little hands are charcoal,
but his eyes are open still.
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I am leaving you, shtetl,
your roads are blue as before.
You will celebrate autumns and fairs,
and the river will flow through the valley.

 

 


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