Yehudah HaLevi

(1075 - 1141 / Andulusia)

A Longing To Return To The Land Of Israel - Poem by Yehudah HaLevi

My heart is in the east, and I in the uttermost west.
How can I find savor in food? How shall it be sweet to me?
How shall I render my vows and my bonds, while yet
Zion lieth beneath the fetter of Edom, and I in Arab chains?
A light thing would it seem to me
to leave all the good things of Spain -
Seeing how precious in mine eyes
to behold the dust of the desolate sanctuary.


Comments about A Longing To Return To The Land Of Israel by Yehudah HaLevi

  • Rookie - 12 Points Fiona Schwartzinoff (12/19/2013 8:21:00 PM)

    My heart is in the east, and I in the uttermost west. Exactly how I feel right now. I am dying for my beloved Israel! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 6, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 7, 2011


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