The following poem by Yehudit Ben-Zvi Heller originally appeared in The Common No. 1 (March 31, 2011) on p. 99. Read the final two lines a few times. Lovely.I took three stones from there: one from the water one from the sun and a small one to grow. Co-translated by the poet and Stephen Clingman —
In what manner do we take in and partake of the elements? How do we take a stone from a cove and replant it in soil and coax it to grow? Is this what it will take to reshape our lives?