Yehuda Amichai (1924-200) is thought by many to be the greatest Israeli poet the contested land he called his own has given us so far. ֓The poem that follows, one of the most moving in all of literature, shows why. For those who know biblical but not modern Hebrew, do not despair. With the help of a dictionary, you can read the poem I supply here. My translation is indebted to earlier efforts, but goes its own way.
A comparison of modern Hebrew poetry with ancient Hebrew poetry reveals similarities and differences. For an example of Amichai's craft, in Hebrew and in translation, go here.