Samuel ibn Naghrela: “Earth to Man”

EARTH TO MAN

Earth to man
  is a prison forever.

These tidbits, then,
    for fools:

Run where you will.
  Heaven surrounds you.
    Get out if you can.

Shmuel Ha’nagid

Translation by Peter Cole

Photo: It was a warm night, with a starry sky by pl_jakub

~ by matt on 15 October 2008.

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