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David Wilcox


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Three things meet my eyes, and keep
the thought of you always before me.
Three things meet my eyes:

The skies,
which make me think of your name
As they bear faithful witness for me.

The place where I stand
which brings my mind back to the hand
that set it beneath me
The place where I stand.

And bless, my soul, my Lord at all times
for heart's reflection within me.

Solomon Ibn Gabirol (1021 or 1022 - 1052 approx.)  Spain

Translated by:  Peter Cole
From:  Selected Poems of Solomon Ibn Gabirol, copyright 2001 Princeton University Press.  Used and reprinted by permission of Princeton University Press

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