Hayyim Nahman Bialik (9 January 1873 – 4 July 1934 / Radi, Volhynia)
Hayim Nahman Bialik, also Chaim or Haim, was a Jewish poet who wrote primarily in Hebrew but also in Yiddish. Bialik was one of the pioneers of modern Hebrew poetry and came to be recognized as Israel's national poet.
Bialik was born in the village of Radi, Volhynia in the Ukrainian part of the Russian Empire to Yitzhak Yosef Bialik, a scholar and businessman, and his wife Dinah (Priveh). Bialik's father died in 1880, when Bialik was 7 years old. In his poems, Bialik romanticized the misery of his childhood, describing seven orphans left behind—though modern biographers believe there were fewer children, including grown step-siblings who did not need to... more »
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- A Long Bough
- A Twig Alighted
- After My Death
- I Didn’t Win Light In A Windfall
- In The City Of Slaughter (excerpt)
- On A Summer’s Day
- On The Slaughter
- One, Two
- Sabbath Queen
- Should You Wish To Know The Source
- Summer is dying
- Take Me Under Your Wing