Who is Yehuda Amichai

Yehuda Amichai (Hebrew: יהודה עמיחי; born Ludwig Pfeuffer ‎3 May 1924 – 22 September 2000) was an Israeli poet and author, one of the first to write in colloquial Hebrew in modern times.Amichai was awarded the 1957 Shlonsky Prize, the 1969 Brenner Prize, 1976 Bialik Prize, and 1982 Israel Prize. He also won international poetry prizes, and was nominated several times for the Nobel Prize in Literature.


Yehuda Amichai was born in Würzburg, Germany, to an Orthodox Jewish family, and was raised speaking both Hebrew and German. His German name was Ludwig Pfeuffer.Amichai immigrated with his family at the age of 12 to Petah Tikva in Mandate Palestine in 1935, moving to Jerusalem in 1936. He attended Ma'aleh, a religious high school in Jerusalem. ...
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Yehuda Amichai Poems

  • Before
    Before the gate has been closed,
    before the last question is posed,
    before I am transposed.
    Before the weeds fill the gardens, ...
  • A Pity, We Were Such A Good Invention
    They amputated
    Your thighs off my hips.
    As far as I'm concerned
    They are all surgeons. All of them. ...
  • The Diameter Of The Bomb
    The diameter of the bomb was thirty centimeters
    and the diameter of its effective range about seven meters,
    with four dead and eleven wounded.
    And around these, in a larger circle ...
  • Wildpeace
    Not the peace of a cease-fire
    not even the vision of the wolf and the lamb,
    but rather
    as in the heart when the excitement is over ...
  • Near The Wall Of A House
    Near the wall of a house painted
    to look like stone,
    I saw visions of God.
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Czaiazach: love this poem by yehuda amichai, ‘i want to mix up the bible.’ poems like this one do religious people like me a world of good. remind us that play is at the heart of learning and discovery.
Gplastrik: "let it come like wildflowers, suddenly, because the field must have it: wildpeace." -yehuda amichai
Beineckelibrary: photograph of yehuda amichai with robert frost in yehuda amichai papers
Yahialababidi: look, just as time isn't inside clocks love isn't inside bodies: bodies only tell the love. — yehuda amichai
Mayacpopa: always love this poem by yehuda amichai:
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