DERECH SHIR
A PATH OF SONG
 

Milim lomar k'derech shir

Milim lashir shivchei haderech

Pirchei habar ve'or hat'cheilet

Bosem yemei Nisan.

 

Ovrot bi'af si'ot kanaf

Tzamrot broshim na'ot baruach

Chamsin tzafu'i, chalon patuach

Rotem cholot lavan.

 

Zo derech shir, hasket ushma:

Broshim, chamsin, pirchei habar.

Zo sfat hashoresh hatamun

Oleh eilecha

Minivchei ha'adama.

 

Ve'im katzru rig'ei hashir

Ve'nish'aru milim baderech

Hen kvar niftach, parach haperach

Tamu yemei Nisan.

 

V'yom echad lifnei machar

Lashuv lavo im shir haderech

Zo derech shir: cholfa overet,

Bosem yemei Nisan.

 

Zo derech shir ...

To say words in the way of a poem

To sing words praising the [spring] path

With its wildflowers and skyblue light

And perfume of the days of Nisan.

 

In an instant, flocks of birds pass

Tops of cypress trees sway in the wind

A chamsin is expected, windows are open

The broom bush is white with flowers.

 

This is a path of song, be still and listen:

Cypress , chamsin, flowers of the field.

This is the language of the hidden root

Rising up to you

From the recesses of the earth.

 

And if moments of the song were harvested

And some words remained on the path

They would soon open, a blossoming flower

The days of Nisan becoming complete.

 

And one day, before tomorrow,

To come again with the song of the path

This is a path of song: changing, passing,

Perfume of the days of Nisan.

 

This is a path of song ...

   

 

Hebrew words - pdf


LYRICS Edna Peleg
MUSIC

Moni Amarilio

SINGERS Hagevatron
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER

Shalom Amar zl  1990

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Song words transliterated and translated by Malka Tischler of New York
courtesy of the Israeli Dance Institute's Kesher Lemachol
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