Yehudah HaLevi

(1075 - 1141 / Andulusia)

Comments about Yehudah HaLevi

  • Paulb (7/30/2019 12:55:00 PM)

    The philosopher seeks.Truth through reason. But beyond reason, Truth is found in apprehension, in Poetry!

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  • Paliroad (12/21/2017 5:17:00 PM)

    Profound concept of non-duality reality for Love and Joy and Pain are part of the same root.

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  • Yakkerboy (12/19/2017 7:46:00 AM)

    MiTmite9, Your ignorance knows no bounds.

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  • Newuser (11/30/2017 10:33:00 PM)

    To be
    And oh, to lose

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  • From ''Godless'', the movie (11/28/2017 1:59:00 AM)

    Tis a fearful thing to love
    To love what death can touch
    A fearful thing
    To love, to hope, to dream, ...to be

    To be, and know, ..to lose
    A thing for fools, ...this
    And a holy thing
    A holy thing, ... to love

    For your life is lived in me
    Your laugh once lifted me
    Your word was gift, ...to me
    To remember this, brings painful joy

    Tis a human thing, -love
    A holy thing
    To love what death has touched


    And

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  • MiTmite9 (11/26/2017 1:59:00 PM)

    Please explain to me why a poem concerning bin Laden's death and an anorexic cat lady are attributed to a man who lived in the 10th century. Yes... and why the photo?

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  • David Schwartz (8/4/2017 7:23:00 AM)

    Very important scholar and poet, but this could not possibly be his portrait - it is a photo, and he was born in 1100s - almost certainly before glasses were invented.

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Best Poem of Yehudah HaLevi

Marriage Song

Fair is my dove, my loved one,
None can with her compare:
Yea, comely as Jerusalem,
Like unto Tirzah fair.

Shall she in tents unstable
A wanderer abide,
While in my heart awaits her
A dwelling deep and wide?

The magic of her beauty
Has stolen my heart away:
Not Egypt's wise enchanters
Held half such wondrous sway.

Even as the changing opal
In varying luster glows,
Her face at every moment
New charms and sweetness shows.

White lilies and red roses
There blossom on one stem:
Her lips of crimson berries ...

Read the full of Marriage Song

Marriage Song

Fair is my dove, my loved one,
None can with her compare:
Yea, comely as Jerusalem,
Like unto Tirzah fair.

Shall she in tents unstable
A wanderer abide,
While in my heart awaits her
A dwelling deep and wide?