Many 11th-century al-Ándalus poets expressed their feelings for flowers, as shown in the work included in an anthology edited by Arabist Henri Pérès:
“Daffodils are silver ingots
upon which pure gold drinking cups have been set”.
“Jasmin on the branch are as emeralds
Sprinkled with precious pearls”.
“The petals of water lilies form a silver Ka-aba
In the middle of which is set the Black Stone”.