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Continuing the high standards of the JPS Jewish Poetry Series, this volume presents poems that have become twentieth-century classics. Included are eighty poems printed in English and Hebrew on facing pages.

Copyright © 2001 by Varda Books Copyright © 1985 by Gabriel Preil Translation © 1985 by Robert Friend All rights reserved First edition The Hebrew poems are from Nair Mool Cochavim, copyright © 1954 by Bialik Institute; Mapat Erev, copyright © 1961 by Dvir; Ha- Aish ve Hadmamah, copyright © 1968 by Massada; Shirim MShnai Haktzavot, copyright © 1976 by Schocken; Mi- toch Zman ve- Nof, copyright © 1972 by Bialik Institute; and Adiv 1 Atzmi, copyright © 1980 by Hakibbutz Hameuchad. Several of the translations first appeared in Ariel, The Jerusalem Post, Jewish Frontier, The Jewish Spectator, Literary Review, Micromegas, Midstream, Modern Poetry in Translation, Pequod, Present Tense, and Triquarterly; and in Anthology of Modern Hebrew Poetry, Vol. II, copyright © 1966 by the In-stitute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and Israel Universities Press, Contemporary Israeli Literature, copyright © 1977 by The Jewish Publication Society, and Voices Within the Ark, copyright © 1980 by Avon. This ebook is based on printed publication, which is catalogued by Library of Congress thus: Preil, Gabriel Sunset possibilities and other poems. ( Jewish poetry series) 1. Preil, Gabriel— Translations, English. I. Friend, Robert. II. Title. III. Series. PJ5054. P7A23 1985 892.4 16 84- 17138 ISBN 0- 8276- 0240- 5 ISBN 0- 8276- 0241- 3 ( pbk.) Designed by Adrianne Onderdonk Dudden New ISBN 1- 59045- 181- 3 Scholar PDF This Scholar PDF version is for use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. Printed editions of this book may be available at www. publishersrow. com

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Front MatterSUNSET POSSIBILITIES AND OTHER POEMSOther books in JEWISH POETRY SERIES CopyrightAcknowledgmentsContents ( for Hebrew original)Contents (for English translation)By Way of a PrefaceIntroductionNEW POEMSWith Walter and AmatiThe Calm PatientIn a BookshopTelephone SilenceI Am Not in New YorkRobot in AutumnCOURTEOUS TO MYSELFA Sober ChallengeRain PoemFordham: Late SummerA Pear, for InstanceRecordCourteous to MyselfA Brief Note from JerusalemA Lesson in TranslationTo Jerusalem YesBeyond Sleep and WakingLimits of Vision The scent of pines and yearning . . . New DiagnosesOpening to the LightExposureOn the Season's Text and on Its MarginaliaSunsetA Little Inquiring PoemPOEMS FROM END TO ENDAnother TimeFrom a Late DiaryA Future without a PerhapsA Celebration beyond ThingsA Little Research in SnowSunset PossibilitiesLittle Spring NoteRomantic ReminderVarieties of SadnessLectureThe Eternal PresentArrivingOF TIME AND PLACEFrom Jerusalem: A First PoemJerusalem MoonLeak's* AbsenceMovingFrom an Autumnal Brief-CaseAbstract AfternoonA Long Breath, A Solitary GardenFIRE AND SILENCEBrief MorningClouds, Lightning of the SeaFrom Noon to Little EveningFrom Lincoln Center: Words on the Henry Moore SculptureNuances of BrownThe First TimeBlood and RainNew York: February 1965Van Gogh: WilliamsburgA Somewhat Clouded StudyPigeon FeedersUnexpected HopeMadeleine and NetsImage of a Friend against TimeUnder the Sign of Appeasement and RainCoruscations against NowMAP OF EVENINGThe Tired HunterBetween Childhood and KingdomSpring Lines: 1959On Heat and ColdUnusual CalmWords of Oblivion and PeaceSketch of the VoyagerSkin after SkinBetween Rain and RainA Small, Proud AutumnFrom Rains on the IslandLakesThe Evening FleshClock Facing MirrorFrom Regarding the Month of April and the Expiring HourConcerning the Cherry TreeFrom New York: On the Wheel of SummerCANDLE AGAINST THE STARS (1954) Night. And I am drinking . . . From Maine LandscapesHow Shall I Praise
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