Translated and introduced by Peter Cole
Ibis Editions West-Jerusalem 1997
104 pages - ISBN 978-3-86575-408-0
The first English collection of poems by one of contemporary Hebrew's most innovative poets. Alternately Hellenic and Hebraic in his emphases, Schimmel is a bird-like arranger, a draftsman poet for whom memory is as physical as seeing, and seeing as complex and luxurious as a meal in all its stages.
„Harold Schimmel is an impeccable master of his art and as interesting a poet as one is likely to find in any language. His move from O'Hara's America to the complexities of daily Jerusalem makes him all the more wonderful — and true!“ (Peter Cole)
„The concrete image, the painterly patterning of detail, the apparent random unfolding of events … the pleasures of an earthly vision.“ (Robert Creeley)