Hayyim Nahman Bialik was one of the pioneers of Hebrew poetry.  Hear the National Poet of Israel sung by Arik Einstein, who created the”Soundtrack of Israel.” Find out about the fascinating Bialik house, and his songs and activities for children.

 

Music:

Nad-Ned [See-saw], performed by Shula Chen

Take me Under your Wing, performed by Arik Einstein

 

Take Me Under Your Wing
 
Take me under your wing,
be my mother, my sister.
Take my head to your breast,
my banished prayers to your nest.
 
One merciful twilight hour,
hear my pain, bend your head.
They say there is youth in the world.
Where has my youth fled?
 
Listen! another secret:
I have been seared by a flame.
They say there is love in the world.
How do we know love’s name?
 
I was deceived by the stars.
There was a dream; it passed.
I have nothing at all in the world,
nothing but a vast waste.
 
Take me under your wing,
be my mother, my sister.
Take my head to your breast,
my banished prayers to your nest.
 
 
Photo by Zoltan Kluger 

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