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Poet: Samuel ha Nagid

On Fleeing His City

Poet: Samuel ha Nagid

And this in his youth on leaving Cordoba:

Spirit splits in its asking,

and soul in its wanting is balked;

and the body,

Gazing Through the Night

Poet: Samuel ha Nagid

Gazing through the
          night and its stars,

     or the grass and its bugs,

I know in my heart these swarms
are the craft of surpassing wisdom.

On Fleeing His City

Poet: Samuel ha Nagid

And this in his youth on leaving Cordoba:

Spirit splits in its asking,

and soul in its wanting is balked;

and the body,