Translated by Peter Cole
Ibis Editions West-Jerusalem 1997
75 pages - ISBN 978-3-86575-406-6
Ostensibly a meditation on the elusive pre-Islamic Arabic qasida, or ode, this aphoristic essay by the author of From Island to Island sketches a detailed and tactile poetics of vision and recollection.
„A concept of form for the complex poem … polyphonic shifting, fickle … Insufficiently known in this country, Schimmel is one of contemporary Hebrew's great poets …“ (Off the Wall, Books & Co.