Poem for an anonymous Moorish Poet on the defeat at Seville November 1248

Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash

We have eaten rats during this siege
The Spanish want us to acquiesce to Christian suzerainty.
They never tell us why we should do so
We have our music, poetry, wine, gardens and our beautiful women.

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I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can

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John E Marks

John E Marks

I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can