Jewish Journal


July 10, 2013



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Blue plums of Safad
in the moonlight
glowing as plump and round
as the sacred sefirot

moonlit plums hanging
just out of reach
behind a stone wall
crowned with broken glass

forbidden garden!
the taste of Eden
beyond the wounding wall

do I take a chance
risk more than a bloody scratch
for the blue plums of Safad

David Gershator was born on Mount Carmel in Israel and now lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities literature grant and a New York State CAPS poetry award; his work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals.

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