Treasure Island

Yehudah HaLevi

(1075 - 1141 / Andulusia)

The Home Of Love


Ever since You were the home of love for me, my love has lived where You have lived. Because of You, I have delighted in the wrath of my enemies; let them be, let them torment the one whom You tormented. It was from You that they learned their wrath, and I love them, for they hound the wounded one whom You struck down. Ever since You despised me, I have despised myself, for I will not honour what You despise. So be it, until Your anger has passed, and again You will redeem
Your own possession, which You once redeemed.**

**From the bondage of Egypt.

Translated by T. Carmi

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

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