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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Sonnet
By Immanuel ben Solomon of Rome
 
MY sweet gazelle! From thy bewitching eyes
  A glance thrills all my soul with wild delight,
  Unfathomed depths beam forth a world so bright—
With rays of sun its sparkling splendor vies—
One look within a mortal defies.        5
  Thy lips, the gates where through dawn wings its flight,
  Adorn a face suffused with royal light,
Whose radiance puts to shame the vaulted skies.
Two brilliant stars are they from heaven sent—
  Their charm I cannot otherwise explain—        10
By God but for a little instant lent,
  Who gracious doth their lustrous glory deign,
To teach those on pursuit of beauty bent,
  Beside those eyes all other beauty’s vain.
 
 
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