TACHAT ZIV KOCHVEI SHAMAYIM 

Tachat ziv kochvei shamayim
sim alai et kaf yadcha!
Kol milah sheli dim'a hi -
na kabelnah el chekcha!

Kochveicha ziv yetilu
el martef ishun einai;
ach kav or ein bo afilu
lehashiv bo al hasai.

Hen al mi, im lo aleicha,
od ashlich et yahbi!
Et yemey kulam lichakeh
zo ha'esh shebil'vavi.

Nach bemartefim hasheket,
dami haretzach mechalchel,
el gagot nafshi chomeket,
mitchakeh: ech, el?

Nashot beyavvev paru'a
simta'ot ve'aliot,
va'ani - meitar karu'a -
shar ani lecha od zot:

Tachat ziv kochvei shamayim
sim alai et kaf yadcha!
Kol milah sheli dim'a hi -
na kabelnah el chekcha!

UNDER THE GLOW OF HEAVENLY STARS 

Under the glow of the heavenly stars
put your hand on me!
each of my words is a tear -
accept me to your bosom

Your stars will project the glow
to the smoky cellar of my eyes
there's not even a line of light in it
to return it on the present.

So on who if not you,
I'll yet cast away my burden!
All the days of grazing
this is the fire in my heart.

I rest in the cellers of silence,
the murder penetrates my blood,
my soul slips out to the roofs
search out: how, god?

Carrying with a dissolute whine,
alleys and attics,
and me - a broken string -
still I sing to you this:

Under the glow of the stars in heaven
put your hand on me!
each of my words is a tear -
accept me to your bosom.

 
Hebrew words

LYRICS
Avraham Sutzkever
MUSIC
Avraham Brodna
SINGER
Chava Alberstein
Osnat Paz
Ora Zittner

Words transliterated and translated by George Jakubovits of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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