The Daughter of Judah’s Kings

Hannah Senesh

OH HANNAH, DEAR HANNAH,
THE DAUGHTER OF JUDAH’S KINGS,
THE PRINCESS OF MANY POEMS,
THE QUEEN OF WHOM STORIES GLEAM –
WHAT MORE COULD I WRITE OF YOU,
COMPOSE ANOTHER MELODY?

A GEM POLISHED BY DESTINY,
OUR HERITAGE, OUR PRECIOUS LEGACY…
WHENEVER WE THINK OF YOU
IT CAUSES SUCH PERSONAL GRIEF,
BUT REMEMBERING YOUR STRONG CHARACTER
WE’RE RENEWED IN NATIONAL STRENGTH.

OH HANNAH, DEAR HANNAH,
OUR SISTER UNSEEN –
YOUR HEROIC WONDER AND AWE
WITHIN OUR HEARTS WILL NEVER CEASE.

David Ben-Ariel
Oct. 10, 1989
Kibbutz Sdot Yam, Israel
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www.DavidBenAriel.org

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