Always October

Tags: History, Music

Every year, October remembers. The soldiers, the families, the nation - the wars embedded in the hearts and minds. Many days have passed since the end of the Yom Kippur War, but with each of Israel's battles to defend ourselves, there is a lesson and a legacy that remains with us.

Always October
תמיד אוקטובר

Silence of thorns and people
שתיקת קוצים ואנשים

And the terror of the sixth night
ואימת הלילה השישי

When the clock is stopped and vision is darkened
כשהשתתק השעון וחשכו הרואות

And the heart ceased to beat, and the dew ate the iron
והלב חדל והטל אכל את הברזל

And the iron ate away at the blood
והברזל אכל את הדם

And the wireless stamped out the final words in a hoarse voice
והאלחוט חתם מילים אחרונות בקול צרוד

Open fire.
פותח באש

And after the fire, noise. And noise, thin silent voice and sand
ואחרי האש רעש ואחרי הרעש קול דממה דקה וחול

And since then we wait, in full battle-gear - of another summer window
ומאז מחכים בחגור מלא בחלון–קיץ אחר

And October that forgets them after the harvest
ואוקטובר ששוכח אותם אחרי הקציר

And October that remembers.
ואוקטובר שזוכר

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Of War, Of Soldiers, Of Memories. One Nation, Struggling for Our Survival.

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Tags: History, Music