|Spain! You are the trustee of the Muslim blood:|
In my eyes you are sanctified like the Harem.
Prints of prostration lie hidden in your dust,
Silent calls to prayers in your morning air.
In your hills and vales were the tents of those,
The tips of whose lances were bright like the stars.
Is more henna needed by your pretties?
My lifeblood can give them some colour!
How can a Muslim be put down by the straw and grass,
Even if his flame has lost its heat and fire!
My eyes watched Granada as well,
But the traveller’s content neither in journey nor in rest:
I saw as well as showed, I spoke as well as listened,
Neither seeing nor learning brings calm to the heart!