An excellent selection of Ibn s poetry organized by topic with Hebrew and English It includes some of his poetry organized by topic with Hebrew and English It includes some of his tajn s homonym poets I swim in the sea of their learning Or rather Ibn Ezra s learning The translations are both accurate and lovely some rhymed some not Here is What harm have I done to the starsOn the night that lovely some rhymed some not Here is What harm have I done to the starsOn the night that friends forgather with meThey fly uickly like birds from the face of the sky But on the nights that I sit in lonelinessThey limp as though they were too weary to moveWithout my friends the day is darkBut in their company the night is luminous Th. A collection of the poetry of the medieval Jewish poet Moses ibn Ezra who was born in Spain somewhere between 1055 and 1060 and died sometime after 1138 The volume contains both the original Hebrew and English versions of the poems an introduction that considers the vicissitudes of both the man and Ese are lovely poems in the
TRADITION OF HISPANO HEBREW POETRY OF of Hispano Hebrew poetry of Spain Moses ben Jacob ibn Ezra was raised in a comfortable home and early on appeared likely to put in a full career with the Muslim
"court in Granada However the defeat of Abdallah in 1090 led to his exile and all of the poetry in "in Granada However the defeat of Abdallah in 1090 led to his exile and all of the poetry in volume was written in various temporary refugesMuch of the poetry takes the form and wording of typical medieval Moorish works I ended up enjoying the liturgical poetry many of the images are striking They are very much in the tradition of the psalms both in language and it. Nd his texts and extensive notes on the text and the translation There are 173 pages of poetry numbered doubly once for each the English and Hebrew versions; the rest of the pages are devoted to notesApproximately half the pages are devoted to non liturgical poems and half to liturgical The non litur.
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Topic as they vary from abject self criticism to assurance of God s grace to pleas for the rescue of the nation of Israel from its persecution Even the wisest cannot attainBy thought to the knowledge of His greatness And if the creature of dust essayTo tell of the least of the ways of his LordHe will be crushed by the endeavorFor man is a dreamAnd death the interpretation thereof But the eyes of God saw my unformed substanceAnd from Him my form cannot be hiddenBut return O my heart to my RefugeAcuaint thyself with Him and be at peaceBefore my day comethAnd I go back to my sourc. Gical include both poems of delight for example in the sections ’Songs of Friendship’ and ‘Wine THE DELIGHTS OF THE SONS Delights of the Sons Man’ and poems describing the varieties of trouble he encounted in a long life of exile The liturgical poems include those of praise penitence exhortation and prayer.