Two poems from 'Gentlemen'

John Bjarne Grover

TEQ #1477
Book 15 poem 23   רבא אמר

it means that the strange leans after.
Have a ku!


TEQ #1518
Book 15 poem 64   תא שמע

Fine row tile / are trithing the gap

Last night,
this Ashkenazy
write what is on.

Such a repad!
Who trans across the sea
is over that future

equivalence, and have his sort of [...] space.
There have been new forms.
Why did you know that?

The hebrew is from Talmud Erubin, the classic Vilna edition, El Hamekoroth, Jerusalem 1947/48. The first line 'water' in #23 was originally a headline in the first version - maybe that is a better alternative. The two poems are from my book "Gentlemen" - book 15 in 'The Endmorgan Quartet' - which goes in parallel with a part of the Talmud Erubin fol.16b.

Translation of the two fragments according to Talmud Bavli. Vol.7: Tractate Eruvin. Mesorah Publications 2005:

Poem 23 רבא אמר = 'Rava says'
Poem 64 תא שמע = 'Come learn'

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