The Jew

Original Text: 
Isaac Rosenberg, The Collected Works of Isaac Rosenberg: Poetry, Prose, Letters, and Some Drawings, ed. Gordon Bottomley and Denys Harding, with a Foreword by Siegfried Sassoon (London: Chatto and Windus, 1937): 71. PR 6035 O67 1937 Robarts Library
1Moses, from whose loins I sprung,
2Lit by a lamp in his blood
3Ten immutable rules, a moon
4For mutable lampless men.
5The blonde, the bronze, the ruddy,
6With the same heaving blood,
7Keep tide to the moon of Moses.
8Then why do they sneer at me?
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1996-2000.