This poem was written by Solomon ibn Gabirol, who was born into a Jewish family in the Al-Andalus region (Iberian Peninsula; Southern Spain) during the First Taifa period, early 1000 A.D. He studied extensively in philosophy, ethics, and biblical studies. He wrote well over a hundred poems, and one of his greatest works titled “FountainsContinue reading “Before I Was: A Hebrew Poem”
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The Mist of Vardar
A poem with a historical background. Inspired by the painting as featured, of a Macedonian soldier of the Argyraspides Division (Silver Shields) of Alexander the Great’s Army.