Sunday, 8 September 2013

After Mutanabbi by Yehuda Halevi

The day I sat him on my knee, he gazed
at his own image in my pupils, then kissed each eye in play –
or rather his reflection embraced, not my eyes.

Yehuda Halevi, Poems from the Divan, trans. by Gabriel Levin (London: Anvil Press Poetry, 2002), p. 46.

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