La Nuit*


From Auschwitz night was born a spark

that grew into dawn and a bright day.

It’s a Light to grow seeds in wasteland

where deep rooted fear sends forth

fronds of holocaust dreams. This forever light

is not put out even at the touch of death.**

*A memoir by the Elie Wiesel; the other two parts of the memoir are Dawn and Day.

**Remembering Eliezer (Elie) Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and renowned Holocaust survivor, who dies at 87 on Saturday, 2nd July,2016.

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