Friday, March 27, 2015

Flamenco Quote of the Day

The people of Seville gathered on the banks of the Guadalquivir to view the sad spectacle of their beloved sovereign, the Poet-King Al Mu'tamid and his family being taken into exile... 

"I shall forget everything before the morning by the Guadalquivir
when they were in the ships, like dead men in their graves;
The people crowded on both banks, watching how these pearls
floated on the froth of the river.
Veils fell, because maidens no longer cared to cover their faces,
and faces were torn, as mantles were in the old time..."

Ibn Labbana/Spanish-Arab Poet

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