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,” found in Yehuda Amichai, The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai, ed. Robert Alter, trans. Chana Bloch (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015), 323-4.