HaAretz's Culture and Literature Supplement. Front page. Poem by Aharon Shabtay. "The Consolation of War."
The coming war is bad
because a child may die
his name is Yohay
he is sitting in the balcony
when it explodes on him
and his mother's arm will be thorn
or maybe she will only be hurt.
But there is consolation in war
with all the sorry for the child Yohay
chances are we shall suffer complete defeat
and we shall be once again human beings
... What can one say? Beautiful sentiments and good wishes, like defeat and killing of Jewish children. Happy Pessach from our poets.