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.’

Yehudah HaLevi



Filed under Literature, Miscellaneous

2 responses to “A Love Song

  1. This is an enlightening poem. You have nice use of imagery and metaphor.


    • Thank you, but I can’t take credit for that one! It’s by a 12th century (yep I know…12th century!!!) Spanish Jewish poet called Yehuda Halevi that I am loving researching at the moment. My poems are in the Creative Writing category on the blog, please have a look and I would love to hear your thoughts. I would love to write as well as him….


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