Monday, February 1, 2021





By The Force Of My Doom


By the force of my doom

The outcast


The blood of disgrace

Is in menstruation.


And not upon

(A foreign) foreskin

In humility


And not as

A wife to bear it

In humility


I’ve Never Really Been


Might is




I have known to observe

At a stranger

During my entire



I have known to labor

At the beginning of the


In a disappointing light-


That’s the way when one

Purchasing an understanding

Without a homeland.


And they approved my way

Just from the existence

Of my



I have never truly Been

In this world.


I Am New


They don’t know

Where I came from

I must connect the- leg

With the waist

And the pelvis to the spine


That’s the way when items

Are separated from bodies

And an artificial

Lens is implanted

In the - eye.


Who said it’s possible to move


Away from their



Who said?


The Truth


You can always turn to


except for the dead themselves –


that’s a purely rhetorical insight.


It’s always possible to turn to sleep

and die in it

in an arbitrary unit of time

in a simulated

death –


It's also an insight in a man's



About that it is said


sleep is a great thing. Death is better than it. Not being born at all is a miracle, of course.


From here, facing here or there


is static in its existence.


Arbitrary or

eternal that exists out of time.


That's how humans are!




The neck is stuck

I‘m trying to remove it

From its place.

Claustrophobic organs


Where am I more present

In the face or

In the lower part of the body?


Oh, God?



TALI COHEN SHABTAI, is a poet, she was born in Jerusalem, Israel. She began writing poetry at the age of six, she had 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.

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