Answer Meby Samuel ha Nagid
English version by Leon J. Weinberger
Original Language Hebrew
Build me up like a tower on the heights of your sanctuary,
And set me like a seal upon your heart.
Make me drunk with the blood of the foe on the day of war
And satisfy me with his flesh on the night of redemption.
Place the cup of salvation upon my right hand
That my tongue may give voice in joy to a song of love.
For nearly a thousand years I have declared my sorrow
With many tears and with fasting,—will You not answer me?
|-- from Jewish Prince in Moslem Spain: Selected Poems of Samuel Ibn Nagrela, Translated by Leon J. Weinberger|