Poetic metaphors

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”.

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