Dahlia Ravikovitch was born 27 November 1936, and died 21 August 2005
- If I could only get hold of the whole of you.
- Like deep-sea divers, most poets lead a high-risk life because they are compelled to listen with such scrupulous attention to the very essence of words.
- After they all leave, I remain alone with the poems, some poems of mine, some of others. I prefer poems that others have written. I remain quiet, and slowly the knot in my throat dissolves. I remain.
Dahlia Ravikovitch was an Israeli poet, translator, and peace activist. Her first book of poetry, The Love of an Orange, published in 1959, established her as one of Israel’s leading young native-born poets. Her poems are available in Hovering at a Low Altitude: The Collected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch.
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