Oct 052012
 

David Vogel (1891 – 1944)
When Night Draws Near Your Window

When Night draws near your window –
Go out to him naked.

Soft he’ll flow and darken
Around your still beauty,
And touch the tips of your breasts.

I’ll stand with him, lost
And silent we’ll yearn:
Come towards our darkness.

And you will set forth your two eyes
Before us
To light the way for me and my companion.

דוד פוגל
כי יגש הליל אל חלונך

 
כִּי יִגַּשׁ הַלַּיִל אֶל חַלּוֹנֵךְ –
צְאִי אֵלָיו עֲרֻמָּה.
 
רַךְ יִזַּל וְיַשְׁחִיר
סְבִיב יָפְיֵך הַשּׁוֹקֵט,
וְיִגַּע קְצוֹת שָׁדָיִךְ.
 
אִתּוֹ אֶעֱמֹד אֹבַד-דֶּרֶךְ
וְחֶרֶשׁ נִתְאַו:
בֹּאִי אֶל אָפְלֵנוּ.
 
וְתִסַּעְָנה שְׁתֵּי עֵינַיִךְ
לְפָנֵינוּ
לָאִיר לִי וּלְרֵעִי. –
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Transliteration/תעתיק:

Ki yigásh ha-láyil ‘el ḥalonéikh –
Tze’í ‘eiláv ʕarumáh.

Rakh yizál ve-yashḥír
Sevív yofyéikh ha-shokéit,
Ve-yigáʕ ketzót shadáyikh.

‘Itó ‘eʕemód ‘ovád-dérekh
Ve-ḥéresh nit’áv:
Bó’i ‘el ‘ofléinu.

Ve-tisʕánah shtéi ʕeináyikh
Lefanéinu
La’ír li u-le-reiʕí.

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