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The gift of song, cherished and tended as it was by the Spanish Jews of the Middle Ages, reached its highest development in the poems of Jehudah Halevi. His love poems are made of dew and fire. But in his poems to Zion there is no such combination of a poet's ordinary artifices. It is his soul that is the instrument—and on his heartstrings is played the song of Israel's hope.

5 ADVERTISEMENT The Series was inaugurated with a selection from the religious poems of Solomon Ibn Gabi-rol, edited by Professor Israel Davidson, and put into English verse by Mr. Israel Zangwill. The present, the second volume of the Series, is based largely upon the critical text of the Diwan of Je-hudah Halevi, prepared by the distinguished Rabbi Heinrich Brody of Prag, and published under the auspices of the Mekize Nirdamim So-ciety. Doctor Brody has graciously permitted the use of these selections, and has made certain al-terations in his published text, and supplied sev-eral notes for the present volume. The transla-tion is due to Mrs. Nina Salaman, who has for a decade been the medium through which many English readers have had glimpses into medie-val Jewish poetry. Her Songs of Exile, published in 1901 under the name of Nina Davis, have be-come known to thousands of readers. It is a source of profound gratification to the Committee to be able to offer the work of this gifted lady in the present Series. While the body of her translation has been done in free verse, she has made several addi-tional translations, in stricter form, and with rhyme, which are printed together toward the end of the volume.   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

Selected Poems of Jehudah Halevi


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FRONT MATTERTitle PageCopyright PageADVERTISEMENTCONTENTSINTRODUCTIONTEXT AND TRANSLATIONI. THE JOURNEY TO ZIONMY HEART IS IN THE EASTODE TO ZIONTO MOUNT ABARIMMY DREAMEQUIPPED FOR FLIGHTFOR THE SAKE OF THE HOUSE OF OUR GODWHEN MY SOUL LONGED: The Beginning of His JourneyBEAUTIFUL OF ELEVATIONON THE SEA ION THE SEA IION THE SEA IIION THE SEA IV: TO THE WEST WINDON THE SEA VON THE SEA VION THE SEA VIION THE SEA VIIIGLORY UNTO EGYPTREFUSAL TO TARRY IN EGYPTIN THE WILDERNESS OF EGYPTIN THE PATHS OF THE ARKON THE NILEON EAGLES' WINGS: On the way from Egypt to ZionII. LOVE AND BRIDAL SONGSA SLAVE TO LOVEPARTED LOVERSOPHRACHOSEN OF BRIDEGROOMSAMID THE MYRTLESWHY RISEST THOU, O SUNTHE FAIR MAIDENBY AN APPLE TREETHE MEETING OF THE STARSTHE DAUGHTER OF THE DAWNTO THE BRIDEGROOMAMID THE TREES OF EDENUNTO THE STARS TO REACH THEETHE GARDEN OF HIS DELIGHTDOVE BESIDE THE WATER BROOKSFORSAKENIII. POEMS OF FRIENDSHIPTO RABBI ISAAC THE ORPHANTO RABBI SAMUEL HA-NAGIDTO RABBI MOSES IBN EZRA—ON PARTINGTHE PASSING OF RABBI BARUCHIV. DEVOTIONAL POEMSBEFORE THEE IS MY WHOLE DESIREA SERVANT OF GODASLEEP IN THE BOSOM OF YOUTHWHO IS LIKE THEEHAST THOU FORGOTTEN?THEY THAT KNOW MY SORROWREDEMPTIONA LAMENTMY SHAME IS MY GLORYTHOU WHO KNOWEST OUR SORROWSTO THE SOULLET THY FAVOUR PASS TO MEACQUAINTED WITH TRUTHWAKE ME TO BLESS THY NAMERADIANCETHE PHYSICIANS PRAYERMINE ONLY ONEVISION OF GODYE CURTAINS OF SOLOMONWONDERFUL IS THY LOVETHE DOVE AFARMORNING HYMNCREATURE, IMPULSE AND CREATORTHE LORD IS MY PORTIONA JOY FOR EVER: In Praise of the TorahTHE BRIDE THAT LONGETH FOR THEEUNTIL DAY AND NIGHT SHALL CEASEO GOD, THY NAMETHOUGH I SIT IN DARKNESSNOW COMETH THE LIGHTGOD IN ALLELIJAH AND ELISHAHMY HEART SEETH THEEA NEW SONGSABBATH PEACEA CAMPING PLACENATURE AND LAWSLEEPER WITH HEART AWAKERHYMED TRANSLATIONSODE TO ZIONON THE WAY TO JERUSALEMTO THE BRIDEGROOMFORSAKENHAST THOU FORGOTTEN?VISION OF GODWONDERFUL IS THY LOVETHE LORD IS MY PORTIONUNTIL DAY AND NIGHT SHALL CEASEGOD IN ALLA NEW SONGNATURE AND LAWSLEEPER, WITH HEART AWAKENOTES ON TEXT
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