This poem was also based on a parable told by Jacob ben Wolf Kranz, the Dubner Maggid (d. 1804).
Norbert Hirschhorn is a public health physician, commended by President Bill Clinton as an “American Health Hero,” proud to follow in the tradition of physician-poets. Hirschhorn has published seven previous collections, recently a bilingual Arabic-English co-translation with Syrian physician-poet Fouad M. Fouad, Once Upon a Time in Aleppo, Hippocrates Press, London, 2020. His latest collection, Over the Edge, was published in 2023, by Holland Park Press, London. A new collection of prose poems is in development.
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