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A Cypress In His Own Right

written by: Lali Tsipi Michaeli

translated by: Michael Simkin


I remember a cone shaped cypress
Reaching the sky
I remember
And then I am cut short
But in the distance
The cypress continues
To grow and to shrink
And the house shrivels
And the whole yard which enveloped
The epoch
And a big playing field for
A girl torn out
Before growing up
A cypress in his own right
Roots & roots
Promising to lift up


Lali Tsipi Michaeli

Lali Tsipi Michaeli

Lali Tsipi Michaeli is an international Israeli poet. Born in Georgia in 1964. She immigrated to Israel at the age of seven. She has published six poetry books so far. Attended international poetry events in New York, Georgia, Italy France, Romania and India. She was part of a residency program for talented writers in New York at 2018. Her books have been translated into foreign languages. Soon her book "The Mad House" will be published in NYC. Lali was defined by Prof. Gabriel Moked in his book as "Erotico-Urban Poet" and was highly regarded by critics, who consider her as an innovative and combative. In the past decade, Lali has created 15 Poetry Video Art that have taken part in world poetry festivals such as ZEBRA in Berlin. "The poem is not purely individual. It is common ground and should be heard in a great voice," the poet claims. Lali teaches Hebrew at Ben Gurion University. She has one son and lives in Tel Aviv by the sea.
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