Come to me at dawn, my beloved, and go with me

by Solomon ibn Gabirol

English version by Bernard Lewis
Original Language Hebrew

Come to me at dawn, my beloved, and go with me,
for my soul thirsts to see the sons of my people.
For thee I shall lay golden couches in my chamber
I shall spread for thee a table, I shall make ready for thee my bread
I shall fill for thee a bowl, from the clusters of my vineyard --
Drink to thy heart's delight, may my taste be pleasing to thee
for with thee I shall rejoice, as the scion of my people
the son of thy servant Jesse, the prince of Bethlehem.

-- from Music of a Distant Drum: Classical Arabic, Persian, Turkish & Hebrew Poems, Translated by Bernard Lewis

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