Saturday, June 13, 2009

Abenezra, in the starry field above...

I see You in the starry field;
I see You in the harvest's yield;
In every breath, in every sound,
An echo of Your name is found.
The blade of grass, the simple flower,
Bear witness to Your matchless power.
In wonder-workings or some bush aflame,
We look for God and fancy You concealed;
But in earth's common things You stand revealed,
While grass and flowers and stars spell out Your name.

Rabbi Abraham Ibn Ezra (Abenezra)
poet, pilgrim soul and philosopher of religion
b. Tudela, Islamic Spain; d. unknown

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