The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492 (Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation)

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 rare sensuality and severe religion that go beyond the boundaries of language, position, and time.

Peter Cole's translations show this outstanding poetic global to English readers in all of its richness, humor, grace, gravity, and knowledge. The Dream of the Poem lines the arc of the total interval, featuring a few 400 poems through fifty-four poets, and together with a wide ranging old advent, brief biographies of every poet, and huge notes. (The unique Hebrew texts can be found at the Princeton collage Press net site.) through some distance the main effective and entire collecting 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 obvious in lots of years" and "an whole revelation: a physique of lyric and didactic verse so extreme, so clever, and so shiny that it seems that to spot an entire size of old realization formerly unavailable to us." The Dream of the Poem is, Howard says, "a crowning achievement."

Show description

Quick preview of The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492 (Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation) PDF

Similar Anthology books

Delicate Prey: And Other Stories

Exemplary storles that exhibit the blzarre, the dlsturblng, the perllous, and the wlse ln different clvlllzatlons -- from certainly one of Amerlca's such a lot lmportant wrlters of the twentleth century.

The Keillor Reader: Looking Back at Forty Years of Stories: Where Did They All Come From?

Tales, monologues, and essays through Garrison Keillor, founder and host of A Prairie domestic CompanionThe first retrospective from manhattan Times–bestselling writer Garrison Keillor celebrates the humor and knowledge of this grasp storyteller. With an creation and headnotes through the writer, besides accompanying pictures and memorabilia, The Keillor Reader brings jointly an entire diversity of Keillor’s paintings.

Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales

The easiest writers of our iteration retell vintage stories. From Sir Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene to E. M. Forster's "The computer Stops," literature is stuffed with horny, lethal, and downright twisted stories. during this assortment, award-winning and bestselling authors reimagine their favourite vintage tales, those that experience encouraged, awed, and enraged them, those that experience turn into ingrained in glossy tradition, and those which were too lengthy missed.


They've got the ability to carry you spellbound, to captivate your senses, and to maintain you eternally of their keep watch over. ceaselessly enthralled. ..

#1 big apple occasions bestselling writer Lora Leigh returns to her sensual global of the Breeds. .. as one obdurate Breed meets her fit, and will not deny her mate—or the fierce wishes of her personal heart.

New York instances bestselling writer Alyssa Day introduces the League of the Black Swan. .. and the damaging video game one girl performs whilst her family's curse dooms her to kill the fellow she loves.

New York instances bestselling writer Meljean Brook promises a brand new tale in her steampunk international of the Iron Seas. .. as a guy who's misplaced every thing returns domestic to discover that not just is his marriage in jeopardy, yet he needs to now struggle air pirates who intend to thieve his one final treasure—his wife.

And Lucy Monroe, nationwide bestselling writer of the youngsters of the Moon novels. .. unleashes the feral passions of a werewolf at the physique, brain, and soul of his prey, his lover, his lifemate.

Additional info for The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492 (Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation)

Show sample text content

And the holy meeting follows in flip, emerging to arrive your home at sunrise. HIS THRESHOLDS search the Lord and His thresholds, my soul: provide your songs like incense sooner than Him. For if you’re pursuing the vapors of Time and calling their spells and sorcery fact, and roaming looking for them evening and day, and slumbering sweetly after their feasts— comprehend that your hand holds not anything in any respect yet a tree whose branches quickly will wither. Be prior to your God and King, underneath whose wings you’ve come for guard. enable His identify be hallowed and praised by means of throughout whom His breath nonetheless strikes. the place WILL i locate YOU the place, Lord, will I find you: your house is excessive and obscured. And the place won’t I find you: your glory fills the realm. . . . 156 I sought your nearness: with all my middle I referred to as you. And in my going out to satisfy you, i discovered you coming towards me. YOU KNEW ME You knew me lengthy ahead of you shaped me, and whereas your spirit is in me you defend me. am i able to stand for those who decide to force me away? am i able to stream for those who decide to cease me? What may perhaps I say? My ideas are yours. What am i able to do till you aid me? I search you currently in an hour of grace: Set your desire as a defend approximately me. Rouse me to search out your holy shrine. Wake me—to bless your identify. A DOE faraway from domestic That sleek doe up to now from her house is giggling even supposing her liked is indignant. Her laughter’s aimed toward the daughters of Edom and Hagar—who lengthy for him with envy. How may possibly desolate tract asses evaluate to a doe who leaned as soon as on her hart? the place are their prophecies? the place is their lamp? the place is His Presence above the Ark? Don’t search, my foes, to smother this love, whose flame your envy basically enthusiasts. 157 A DOVE within the DISTANCE A dove within the distance fluttered, flitting during the wooded area— not able to recuperate she flew up, flustered, soaring, circling around her lover. She’d inspiration the thousand years to the Time of the tip approximately to return, yet was once confounded in her designs, and affected by her lover, through the years was once parted from Him, her soul descending bared to the area under. She vowed by no means back to say His identify, yet deep inside her center it held, as if a fire burning. Why be like her foes? Her invoice opens huge towards the latter rain of your salvation; her soul inside her religion is firm, and he or she doesn't melancholy, no matter if she is commemorated via His identify or even if in disdain introduced low. permit God, our Lord, come and never be nonetheless: round Him storms of fire flame. five 10 15 20 25 158 YOU SLEPT, THEN TREMBLING ROSE You dozed and slept, then trembling rose: what's this dream that you've dreamed? possibly the imaginative and prescient confirmed you your foes, weakened and humbled, with you best? inform Hagar’s son: attract the hand you raised in satisfaction and anger over Sarah’s child—for I’ve obvious you shamed. might be on waking you’ll be ruined, and the 12 months of the crushing finish will come to convey down your entire grand designs— you who have been known as a wild ass of a man—then venerated on your strength; you whose mouth had spoken of greatness, who fought opposed to the heavens’ saints— the creature whose toes have been made up of iron and clay, to be raised on the finish of days.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.19 of 5 – based on 37 votes