Listen to the Falling of the Snow

by Yehudit Ben-Zvi Heller
     translated by Agha Shahid Ali with the poet

Listen
The fall of the snow
like sand rustled to a hiss in the wind
it stings
calms
dazzles

till, for a moment, we forget the zero cold
                                 the day’s searing frost
                                      everything that hurts
Listen