Hail by Hanoch Guy

are carried by rivers
across the wooden bridge
and through the gate.
Young and old
skeletons intertwine.
Bones blindly seeking bones.

Row after row
they stand
in the frozen hail,
ignore commands to return.
March through snow fields,
fall into fox traps,
step into
merciful ice that yields
under their feet,
encases them
in mammoth remains.

Snow continues cruel and soft.

Hanoch Guy spent his childhood and youth in Israel surrounded by citrus orchards ,water melon fields and invading sand dunes. He is a bilingual poet in Hebrew and English,.
Hanoch is emeritus professor of Jewish and Hebrew literature  in Temple University
He has taught mentoring and poetry classes in the Musehouse center in Philly.
Hanoch has published poetry extensively the US,Israel and the UK in Genre,Poetry Newsletter, Tracks , the International Journal of Genocide studies Poetry Motel,Visions International,Voices Israel and several times in Poetica where he won an award
He has also won an award in the Mad Poets Society.

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