SHIYE (JOSHUA) ANKORI (1879-January 1, 1962)He was born Shiye (Yehoshua) Heshel Sperling in Vilkaviskis, Lithuania. He emigrated to Palestine in 1922. He was the author of a book of poems entitled Gezangen un klangen (Songs and sounds), part 1 (Jerusalem, 1932), 147 pp. It was written in a highly primitive form with a motto on the title page reading: “To Zion! Borrowing from life… Education that draws… Birds fly off.” He also published books of poetry in Russian and Hebrew.
(N.B. "Sperling" means sparrow in German, as does Ankori in Hebrew.)