Yehudah HaLevi

(1075 - 1141 / Andulusia)

Yehudah HaLevi Poems

1. A Longing To Return To The Land Of Israel 5/6/2011
2. A Love Song 1/1/2004
3. Admonition 5/7/2011
4. At Morning 5/7/2011
5. Awake, My Fair 1/1/2004
6. Ayin Nedivah ('Generous Eye'): Qasida For Solomon Ibn Ghiyyat 5/7/2011
7. Cups Without Wine 5/7/2011
8. Do These Tears Know? 5/7/2011
9. Fortune's Treachery 5/7/2011
10. God, Whom Shall I Compare To Thee? 5/7/2011
11. He Comes 1/1/2004
12. Hymn For Atonement Day 1/1/2004
13. Marriage Song 1/1/2004
14. Mount Avarim 5/7/2011
15. My Heart Is In The East 5/7/2011
16. My Sweetheart's Dainty Lips 1/1/2004
17. O My Lord, Your Dwelling Places Are Lovely 1/1/2004
18. On The Sea 5/7/2011
19. Sabbath, My Love 1/1/2004
20. Song 5/7/2011
21. The Apple 5/6/2011
22. The Fair Maiden 5/7/2011
23. The Grey Hair 1/1/2004
24. The Home Of Love 5/7/2011
25. The Meeting Of The Stars 5/7/2011
26. The Mirror 1/1/2004
27. The Physician’s Prayer 5/7/2011
28. The Seventh Day 1/1/2004
29. Time-Servers 5/7/2011
30. To Israel, In Exile 5/7/2011
31. To The Rivals 5/7/2011
32. When My Soul Longed - The Beginning Of His Journey 5/7/2011
33. Where Shall I Find Thee? 5/7/2011
34. Who Is Like Thee 5/7/2011

Comments about Yehudah HaLevi

  • 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.

  • Newuser (11/30/2017 10:33:00 PM)

    To be
    And oh, to lose

  • 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, be

    To be, and know, 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, me
    To remember this, brings painful joy

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


  • 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?

  • 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.

Best Poem of Yehudah HaLevi

A Love Song

'Do you see over my shoulders falling,
Snake-like ringlets waving free?
Have no fear, for they are twisted
To allure you unto me.'

Thus she spoke, the gentle dove,
Listen to your plighted love:
'Oh, how long I wait, till my sweetheart comes back,' she said,
'Laying his caressing hand underneath my burning head.'

Read the full of A Love Song

The Mirror

Into my eyes he lovingly looked,
My arms about his neck were twined,
And in the mirror of my eyes,
What but his image did he find?

Upon my dark-hued eyes he pressed
His lips with breath of passion rare.
The rogue! 'Twas not my eyes he kissed;
He kissed his picture mirrored there.

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