My Restlessness Is of a Wolf

Moyshe-Leyb Halpern


My restlessness is of a wolf, and of a bear my rest,
Riot shouts in me, and boredom listens.
I am not what I want, I am not what I think,
I am the magician and I’m the magic-trick.
I am an ancient riddle that ponders on its own,
Swifter than the wind, bound tightly to a stone.
I am the summer sun, I am the winter cold,
I am the rich dandy…
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