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A Cypress In His Own Right

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
Peaks-to-peaks
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
Peaks
to
Peaks

“Look.”

Lali Tsipi Michaeli

Lali Tsipi Michaeli

Lali Tsipi Michaeli is an Israeli poet. She immigrated from Georgia to Israel at the age of 7. She has published six poetry books so far. Attended international poetry festivals. She was part of a residency program for talented writers in New York in 2018. Her books have been translated into foreign languages in New York, India, France, Italy, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Turkey, China, among other countries. Michaeli was defined by Prof. Gabriel Moked as "Urban-Erotic Poet" in his book "In real-time" and considered innovative by critics. In the Rabindranath Tagore International Poetry Competition, she won the Poiesis International Award for Excellence In Poetry (2020). And in the international poetry festival in Romania she won the European Grand Prix for Po-etry (2021).
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