By Itsik Manger

[See lectures: One Only Kid; The Golden Peacock]

Di goldene pave un dos klorvayse tsigele The golden peacock and the pure-white kid
vign in di leydike vign; rock in the empty cradle;
Nishto mer dos heylike Yankele No longer is the holy Yankele there
to vigt men on a nign. so one cradles without a melody.
Dos gold fun der pave iz umetik gold The gold of the peacock is mournful gold
Un dos tsigele dos frume -  And the devout kid -
Blendt vi troyeriker shney - di tsvey shine in the sad snow - both
Yesoymim fun mayn ume. orphans of my people.