Chana Bloch’s latest book of poems is Mrs. Dumpty. (April 1999)


On the Night of the Exodus

I don’t imagine that on the night of the Exodus from Egypt, between midnight and dawn, any couple still lay together in love. We could have. In haste, blood dripping from lintels and doorposts, the silver and gold dishes clanging in the dark, between the stifled …