Before You the Rain

by Tuvya Ruebner

Before you the ancient rain
warmth on your back, you stand and think
how few the words
a man needs in life
You think of him who sees all this, and him
whose face is the wind, and the falling of the leaves, and rain
tapping the glass

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. November 5th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    jose says:

    .its so great poem

  2. April 8th, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Roger Dale Hadden says:

    I am an american who has been writing poetry since I was seven years old. I am also a fifty-six year  old Jewish{Orthodox} man whose sole inspiration in life here on earth is the Divine Promise that the Holy Creator has promised me by birthright and unyielding faith and service, a place of my own in the New Jerusalem. I loved every single line of this poem. I t reminds me of a poem of mine about a homeless man entitled Into The Rain. Great job with a capitol G. roger Dale Hadden. 

  3. June 3rd, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Rebecca Jenkins says:

    According to English grammar line 5 should read "You think of him who sees all this, and him".

    Thanks, we have updated our translation accordingly!