BA MIN HASHTIKAH
Vecholem al etz hazayit baginah
uvetzilo yoshev hadeshe
vero'eh sham perach ve'ulai zo at
mechusah be'or yofi'o be'etzem.
Kol asher ani omar achshav
zeh od yar'gish bechol matzav
k'mo she'elah sh'ketah
od hashir hamit'nagen be'or
bitz'lil meitar shirat minor
zeh ba min hash'tikah.
Me'azen beretzonot enoshi'im
et hahigayon ve'et haregesh
mevakesh bit'filotai me'Elokim
havanah shel da'at veshel sheket.
Lif'amim hashir omer bemanginah
umitbate yoter tov zo haderech
ki harei kol tz'lil sheba bematanah
mekabel chayut veyesh lo erech.
IT COMES FROM THE SILENCE
And I dream of an olive tree in the garden
and in its shade a grass sits
and I see there a flower and maybe it's
actually you covered in the light of its beauty
All that I will say now
it will yet feel in every situation
like a silent question
yet the song that is playing in a light
is a song in minor with a sound of string
it comes from the silence.
I balance human desires
the logic and the emotion
I ask of G-d in my prayers for
understanding of knowledge and silence.
Sometimes the song says in a melody
and expresses itself better it's the way
because each sound that comes as a gift
receives vitality and has a value.