Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | January 10, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: From Thee to Thee

by Solomon Ibn Gabirol (ca. 1021 – 1058).

 

From Thee to Thee

 

When all within is dark,

And former friends misprise;

From them I turn to Thee,

And find Love in Thine eyes.

 

When all within is dark,                      5

And I my soul despise;

From me I turn to Thee,

And find love in Thine eyes.

 

When all Thy face is dark,

And Thy just angers rise;                 10

From Thee I turn to Thee,

And find Love in Thine eyes.

 

(Translated by Israel Abrahams)

 

Notes:

misprise or misprize (obsolete): despise, undervalue, scorn (http://www.shakespeareswords.com)

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/111875/jewish/Solomon-Ibn-Gabirol.htm

http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?letter=I&artid=17


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