A man doesn’t have time.
When he loses he seeks, when he finds
he forgets, when he forgets he loves, when he loves
he begins to forget.
-- Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000)
* Excerpted from “A Man in His Life,” tr. by Chana Bloch. Found in Robert Alter, Ed., The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai. (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015), pp. 323-4.