On the sea
Born in northern Spain sometime before 1075, Yehuda Halevi was the preeminent Hebrew poet of 12-century Andalusia and author of the religious treatise The Book of the Kuzari. In 1140 he set out on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The poems of ON THE SEA, braiding scriptural quotation and a more personal voice, record the poet's perilous voyage to Alexandria, from whence Halevi would depart for Jerusalem -on which voyage he disappeared.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Abu Nasr writes Ahmed Rassim al-Ammani al-Mahdiya behold BIBLICAL CITATIONS Breakers Cairo children of Israel daughter deep to boil Deuteronomy Diwan reads drink earth east wind Egypt Flood Washed floods have lifted GABRIEL LEVIN gates with thanksgiving Genesis give thanks Greetings Ladies Halevi boarded Halevi remained Halevi's poetry hast heart and core Heavenly Heights Hebrew poet Hebrew Poetry helmsman high seas hisses unappeased Holy Land IBIS EDITIONS Isaiah Jephthah Jeremiah Jerusalem King Kittim Kuzari Line Little Bookseller Oustaz Luzzato maketh the deep Marah Moab Moses myrrh passengers pirates poet's port of Alexandria prose Psalms S.D. Goitein sails saith the Lord Samuel scriptural quotation SEA TRANSLATED ship ship's Sleepers of Beulah Song of Songs soul Spain spikenard spirit superscription sweet Swift clouds Syro-Palestinian coast Tell the Heart thee TRANSLATED BY GABRIEL unto vessel voice voyage Washed the World west wind Western Shore wings World to Waste Yehoshua YEHUDA HALEVI