High Life

יתנשא החיים כי טוב
שלום רב ואהבת חיים

Lift up life on high
because there’s so much good in it –
you can find your peace
an overabundance of peace
and your own love of life

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יתנשא החיים כי טוב
שלום רב ואהבת חיים

Day 20 of NaPoWriMo 

Notes:

The form: I created this in response to an Instagram challenge to create a blackout poem using pointillism. I love the effect.

The words: I type the Hebrew letters via the on-screen keyboard that Google Translate has. As I type, I watch the translation popping up in the translation box. This one is fascinating. Because I translated this one *very* loosely for the poem, here are some of the interesting Google translations and variations:

When the words are printed on two lines, as above:

Life will be superior to that of good
Peace and love of life

When the words are all on one line:

Life will be lofty because good peace and love of life

Now watch what happens as I take away one word at a time:

 Life will be lofty because good is peace and love  יתנשא החיים כי טוב שלום רב ואהבת

Life will be carried away because good is good יתנשא החיים כי טוב שלום רב

Life will be lofty because good-bye יתנשא החיים כי טוב שלום

Life will be superior to that of good יתנשא החיים כי טוב

Will live in that life יתנשא החיים כי

Life will be patronized יתנשא החיים

Be arrogant יתנשא

One last thing: I’m trying to go to the medieval conference this year, but I can’t afford it on my own, and so I’m trying to raise some funds for it. Check out my personal fundraiser, donate if you can, share with others if you so desire 🙂

https://www.youcaring.com/dainybernstein-1171491

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