Poem of the Week – The Inkstand

Cadiz castle.jpg

A servitor of learning,
In her bosom burning
A love deep-hidden
For lore both lawful and forbidden.

In night’s cloak enshrouded,
Her girdle brightly crowded
With stars etherial,
The crescent moon her crown imperial.

-Ibn Lubbal (1114-1188)

 

Source: http://www.poetryexplorer.net/poem.php?id=10074784

More about the poet: http://articles.portal-tol.net/english-language-es/Ibn%20Lubbal%20al%20Sharishi

Image Credit: https://www.msccruises.com/en-gl/Cruise-Destinations/Mediterranean/Spain/Cadiz.aspx

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