Who will read the poems about the civil war 
After the civil war ends? 
Who will feel the taste of blood on the tongue 
When the ink dries? 
Who will curse the foreigners after the banishment of the foreigners 
To foreign lands, after the land, their land, will be desolate of them 
Until the fifth generation? 
Who will tell that we are eternal like the donkey or 
Like the fig tree or the desert fox after their extinction? 
Who will pray for revenge or penance 
When the graveyards will fill up 
With revenge and penance and prayer? 
Who will write the poem about the end of the civil war 
If our language will die in the civil war? 

Translated from the Hebrew by Galit Hasan-Rokem