Nothing

This time I worked really hard to get decent poetry in the translation too. The verse is usually rendered “vanity of vanities.”

הבל הבלים
אמרתי
הכל הבל
צחקתי
הכל הבל
לקחתי
הבל הבלים

הבל הבלים
אמרת
הכל הבל
צחקת
הכל הבל
לקחת
הבל הבלים

Nothing upon nothing
I said
All is nothing
I laughed
All is nothing
I took
Nothing upon nothing

Nothing upon nothing
You said
All is nothing
You laughed
All is nothing
You took
Nothing upon nothing

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