Yehuda Amichai: Rain on the Battlefield

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Rain on a Battlefield

It rains on the faces,

On my live friends' faces.

Those who cover their heads with a blanket.

And it rains on my dead friends' faces,
Those who are covered by nothing.

Translated by Assia Guttman