Stars Flicker By Haim Nachman Bialik Translated by A.Z. Foreman Stars flicker and go out. Men in the dark decay. In my heart and everywhere See the dark take sway. Dreams sparkle and fade out. Hearts flower and decay. In my heart and everywhere See the ruins splay. Everyone prays for the light. Their lips rot as they pray. This is a tired old tale Repeated every which way. How slow the nights drag! Not even The broken moon can stay Without yawning wearily, Waiting in slumber for day.