Treasure Island

Yehudah HaLevi

(1075 - 1141 / Andulusia)

Do These Tears Know?


Do these tears know who made them fall?
Do these hearts know who made them recoil?
They recoiled when their shining light sank into the earth,
and the clods of earth knew not what they hold.
They hold a princely man,
a good man, blameless, upright,
a God-fearing man, discreet and wise.

translated by T. Carmi

Submitted: Saturday, May 07, 2011
Edited: Saturday, May 07, 2011

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