Andalus: Moorish Songs of Love and Wine

Series: Poetry of Place
Medieval Andalucia is famous as a land of regrets, the place of the Moorish King's last sigh, where travelers sense the desecration of the great mosque of Cordoba and feel the haunted emptiness of the Alhambra's gilded, plastered domes. This collection of poetry fills those deserted halls with a powerful and convincing lust for life, a near-suffocating desire for love and for the rich enchantments of wine, laughter, moonlit picnics, and bare flesh.