The “Arab Spring” as a Practical Poem

From the news we know that former Egyptian president has been sentenced to life imprisonment. From Jerusalem  Fouad Ben Eliezer commented on the Mubarak debacle “I felt a pang in my heart,”. And in Beirut “Syrian strife sparks deadly unrest in Beirut”,,

In David Avidan’s poem “Practical Poem” published in 1973 the names of Cairo, Jerusalem and Beirut are mentioned without knowing the actual, 2012, revolutionary Arab Spring, including the last event of Mubarak’s sentence.

The above video  “”Arab Spring” as a Practical Poem” borrows a remote poetic chord from David Avidan to improvise on perhaps two incompatible events. See below the English translation of the poem read in the video by Avidan in Hebrew.