By Tali Cohen Shabtai
I planted you, my love, I planted you And how come what flowered was not what was planted/and the bearing dod not yet give birth What was born How come what did not wane could be weakened And on the other hand, the trouble is. And only into my life they husked this mix Of how and why, the slips I saved From your eyes.
Immortality witness For us. Stored up in the heart of heaven forever What was between Us two. And refined connection, purified Of all harm Looks out from the photographs. Though our lives are portioned To pieces of time, Our existence is eternalized between The volumes of diaries.
The scent of hollow pipe Waves slowly through the crowded space of my Room. And the embroidered candlestick placed In its domain Smooths over the chill - The emptiness And everything is so Stifled So Personal So chained one To another.
To My Father’s Surgeon
I’ve realized how it works: It is announced that … and it’s known all of a sudden! * You know that suddenness has an action plan that is comprehensive and detailed – it’s a strategy within itself. When it (the suddenness) receives existence in a person’s ears it is experienced as a malicious trick indeed it has no advance warning or alert before taking action. Did you know that I had to dismantle this trick of suddenness On the 27th day of January, 2015 on the 10th floor of hearts in question marks under full anesthesia and full monitoring in waiting very exact for waiting for the cardiology ward. After all, the obvious suddenness is no longer understood and has many consequences, it is the realization that we are winning something that we would not necessarily be entitled to when my father is on the operating table at a supervised temperature at which you bypassed the blockage with an additional route in his heart and I could not offer you assurances at this time my father! And/ I was to the Traveler’s Prayer and the chorus in the Book of Psalms, from “Blessed is the Man” and to the verse "And all that he does will succeed." Did you know that I have connected to every special quality for any trouble that may come obsessively? And I was for every letter of the letters of your name in Psalms and I searched for any mention in those hours of heredity Did you know that my father has three daughters of wonderful Semitic beauty will you recognize my father in them? When you operated with this suddenness on father. And is charity not just a theological term for gratitude to be considered – please accept this (from me), surgeon! *Heart bypass surgery, decided on within three days of detection!
A Letter to Tali /Tali Cohen Shabtai
There's a whole world waiting for you around the darker corner of life in which you are adept enough to sort clothes of the same ethnic group of the black cloth of your life. If you hadn't been a little better than the decorations that would add figurativeness so as to decorate the rhetoric of the black cloth of your life I promise you that you would get to see a star fall in the dark!
Tali Cohen Shabtai is a poet, she was born in Jerusalem, Israel. She began writing poetry at
the age of six. She has been an excellent student of literature. She began her writings by
publishing her impressions in the school’s newspaper. First of all she published her poetry in a
prestigious literary magazine of Israel ‘Moznayim’ when she was fifteen years old.
Tali has written three poetry books: “Purple Diluted in a Black’s Thick”, (bilingual 2007),
“Protest” (bilingual 2012) and “Nine Years From You” (2018).
Tali’s poems expresses spiritual and physical exile. She is studying her exile and freedom
paradox, her cosmopolitan vision is very obvious in her writings. She lived some years in Oslo
Norway and in the U.S.A. She is very prominent as a poet with a special lyric, “she doesn’t give
herself easily, but subject to her own rules”.
Tali studied at the “David Yellin College of Education” for a bachelor’s degree. She is a member
of the Hebrew Writers Association and the Israeli Writers Association in the state of Israel.
In 2014, Cohen Shabtai also participated in a Norwegian documentary about poets’ lives called
“The Last Bohemian”- “Den Siste Bohemien”,and screened in the cinema in Scandinavia.
By 2020, her fourth book of poetry will be published which will also be published in Norway. Her
literary works have been translated into many languages as well.