Peter Cole

Peter Cole lives in Jerusalem.

Two Poems

Aharon Shabtai, translated by Peter Cole, 30 November 2000


The mark of Cain won’t sprout from a soldier who shoots at the head of a child on a knoll by the fence round a refugee camp – for beneath his helmet, conceptually speaking, his head is made of cardboard. On the other hand, the officer has read The Rebel; his head is enlightened, and so he does not believe in the mark of Cain. He’s spent time in museums, and when he...

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