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Hebrew tradition skilled a renewal in medieval Spain that produced what's arguably the main robust physique of Jewish poetry written because the Bible. Fusing parts of East and West, Arabic and Hebrew, and the actual and the common, this verse embodies a unprecedented sensuality and severe religion that go beyond the boundaries of language, position, and time.

Peter Cole's translations exhibit this striking poetic international to English readers in all of its richness, humor, grace, gravity, and knowledge. The Dream of the Poem lines the arc of the whole interval, proposing a few 400 poems through fifty-four poets, and together with a wide ranging old creation, brief biographies of every poet, and broad notes. (The unique Hebrew texts can be found at the Princeton collage Press net site.) via a ways the main powerful and entire amassing of medieval Hebrew poems ever assembled in English, Cole's anthology builds on what poet and translator Richard Howard has defined as "the best hard work of poetic translation that i've got visible in lots of years" and "an whole revelation: a physique of lyric and didactic verse so excessive, so clever, and so vibrant that it seems that to spot an entire size of old awareness formerly unavailable to us." The Dream of the Poem is, Howard says, "a crowning achievement."

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YA‘AQOV BEN ELAZAR The Hypocrite’s Beard 4 Poems on refined Love I. The Doe II. A Kiss III. A Lover’s Transgression IV. Spats and Squabbles AVRAHAM IBN HASDAI be careful share Age as writer that is extra sour The mendacity be aware The Monk’s recommendation recommendation for a destiny King I. Wisdom’s Mantle II. Don’t think III. The Hyssop and the Cedar MEIR HALEVI ABULAFIA Plea for a Tax holiday (L)attitude struggling with Time YITZHAQ HASNIRI at the Worship of wooden and a idiot MESHULLAM DEPIERA The Poet On a brand new booklet through Maimonides sooner than you are taking Up Your Pen How may possibly You Press for tune As One with the Morning Stars MOSHE BEN NAHMAN (NAHMANIDES) sooner than the area Ever was once From “One Hundred Verses” CON T E N T S 215 215 216 216 216 218 219 220 220 220 220 220 221 222 222 222 223 223 223 223 223 224 224 225 226 226 226 227 228 229 230 230 230 231 232 233 234 237 CON TENTS xvii SHEM TOV IBN FALAQERA 240 241 241 241 242 242 242 profession Counseling A secret On Poets and Poetry Why God Made You The idiot Thinks Poverty’s conflict YITZHAQ IBN SAHULA The Cynic Speaks On Humility AVRAHAM ABULAFIA From The publication of the Letter AVRAHAM BEN SHMU’EL To Whom one of the Avengers of Blood YOSEF GIQATILLA The Nut backyard TODROS ABULAFIA I’ve worked in Love She stated She sought after The Day You Left That high quality Gazelle they struggle with Me over hope That lady Emerged may perhaps My Tongue There’s not anything improper in short of a lady robust Poet, vulnerable Poet Plaster and Pearls not anything Left to assert academics and Writers ahead of the King My King Poems from legal I. As Love Lives II. Treacherous Time III. The Filthy Lay in Darkness with Me IV. My earrings Have Fallen V. Is It the Lord 243 244 244 245 247 252 253 254 255 256 258 258 258 259 259 259 259 260 260 261 261 261 262 262 262 262 263 263 263 264 xviii Time attempts as I flow the ocean Casts Up Mire and dust On a Bible Written through Shmu’el HaNagid Time Spreads Its Nets outdated Age Is Double-Edged Perversion’s Pigeons My pondering Wove The Lord is nice and So I’m Tormented Defiled and natural Are One On listening to Church Bells I Take get pleasure from My Cup and Wine NAHUM iciness Has Waned AVRAHAM HABEDERSHI Why the Poet Refuses to struggle Your Muse Lament for a Foe The Poet’s misery YITZHAQ HAGORNI may You inform Me HaGorni’s Lament YEDAYA HAPENINI the realm Is a Raging Sea AVNER [OF BURGOS? ] The final phrases of My wish QALONYMOS BEN QALONYMOS On changing into a girl YITZHAK POLGAR Faith’s Philosophy, Philosophy’s religion SHEM TOV ARDUTIEL (SANTOB DE CARRIÓN) From The Battles of the Pen and the Scissors I. author, You carry II. To compliment the Pen III. the following day I’ll Write IV. input the Scissors V. paintings i used to be reduce Out to Do CON T E N T S 264 264 265 265 266 266 266 267 267 267 268 270 270 272 273 273 274 274 275 276 276 278 279 281 282 284 285 287 288 289 290 290 291 291 291 291 CON TENTS VI. The Pen Fights again VII. The Scissors Longed SHMU’EL IBN SASSON Man’s Peril Why such a lot Poets Are negative they are going to be attempted MOSHE NATAN legal From “The Ten Commandments” outfits Make the guy SHELOMO DEPIERA Thinkers with pondering The Bee and the Grumbler Medieval Arthritis iciness in Monzón After Conversion Tabernacles: A Prayer A Prayer for Rain and Sustenance This Year’s Wine: 1417 VIDAL BENVENISTE suggestion from other halves What ladies are looking to a Poet-Friend an excessive amount of in desire Poems for a Doe in a backyard A thanks notice take into consideration This past phrases My Son, ahead of You have been Born to at least one Who stated His middle for Verse used to be Adamant readability What is going round Comes .

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