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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
The Earth in Spring
By Judah Halevi (c. 1075–1141)
 
Translation of Edward G. King

THEN, day by day, her broidered gown
  She changes for fresh wonder;
A rich profusion of gay robes
  She scatters all around her.
From day to day her flowers’ tints        5
  Change quick, like eyes that brighten;
Now white, like pearl, now ruby red,
  Now emerald green they’ll lighten.
She turns all pale; from time to time
  Red blushes quick o’er-cover;        10
She’s like a fair fond bride that pours
  Warm kisses on her lover.
The beauty of her bursting spring
  So far exceeds my telling,
Methinks sometimes she pales the stars        15
  That have in heaven their dwelling.
 
 
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