Yehudah HaLevi

(1075 - 1141 / Andulusia)

The Fair Maiden Poem by Yehudah HaLevi


The night when the fair maiden revealed the likeness of her form to me,
The warmth of her cheeks, the veil of her hair,
Golden like a topaz, covering
A brow of smoothest crystal—
She was like the sun making red in her rising
The clouds of dawn with the flame of her light.

Translated by Nina Salaman

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

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