Today: McKeldin CLOSED


by S. L. Shneiderman


KUZMIR (in Polish known as Kazimierz)

Kuzmir, old Polish soil
On which Mitskevitch once walked.
You, royal corner, full of dreams and full of pride.
I am your poet!
I, the Jew
Who grew up with wild honey-cakes
In your impoverished palaces
I sing to you, you wonderful shtetl
My first songs
In honest simple Yiddish.

- Translated by Miriam Isaacs