Dalia Ravikovitch Poems

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Dalia Ravikovitch
Dahlia Ravikovitch (17 November 1936 21 August 2005) was an Israeli poet and peace activist best known for the freedom of expression in her romantic poetry and her principled engagement with current events. Born in Ramat Gan, she was educated at Kibbutz Geva and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Throughout her life, Ravikovitch was active in the Israeli peace movement. From her home in central Tel Aviv she functioned at the hub of Israeli culture, collaborating with artists and musicians and with public figures who like her wished to promote peace, equality and social justice. On 21 August 2005, Ravikovitch was found dead in her apartment. Initial reports speculated the cause of death to be suicide, but the autopsy determined the cause to be sudden heart irregularities.

clockwork doll
 
 
I was a clockwork doll that night,
and I turned left and I turned right
and when I fell an... [read poem]
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