“How often have I ventured into the gardens in the early morning hour:
Branches are reminiscent of a lover’s gesture.
How beautiful they looked intertwined by the winds as if necks!
Roses are as cheeks; daisies, smilling mouths,
While the narcissus are eyes”.
Ibn Hafs Al-Jaziri (11th century)
From the book: Gardens of Al-Andalus, Islamic Culture Foundation