3: Poem, “Written in Pencil in the Sealed Railway-Car” by Dan Pagis, 1981, two translations and audio recording.


Source: Reproduced from Points of Departure by Dan Pagis, translated by Stephen Mitchell, by permission of the University of Nebraska Press. Copyright 1982 by The Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia.

The second translation of the poem, by Daniel Utley, was published on the website reformjudaism.org.

The audio recording was made by Rabbi Robert Sternberg at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA, 2017.