Yehudah HaLevi

(1075 - 1141 / Andulusia)

Yehudah HaLevi Poems

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

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

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

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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