Fare Well, Thank You

by Tuvya Ruebner

Fare well, thank you
for coming, what
is the mere life of man
with his wicked heart
with his abject heart, with his shifty eyes.
Let us converse a while, let's live
as in the Agada, exchange 
a few words. We shall say
Shalom, shalom.
The flowering water. The bread complete.
Yes. I was. Here. We all were. Yes.
Thank you.

The literal translation of this poem was made by Oded Manor

The final translated version of the poem is by The Poetry Translation Workshop


  1. January 11th, 2012 at 11:30 am

    nikol jay dellosa says:

    hi ganda!

  2. January 3rd, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Yael Tishman says:

    I love poem. I come from israel. I move here last year. Home destroyed by war. I am 17. I miss my family and homecountry. I need comfort. This poem makes me happy. I love poem.