El Cid


Lover I long for your embrace
For your caress
With your tender touch and loving arms
You envelop me to such comfort and joy
Your lips so sweet and seriously sensuous
Such passion and fire
My love what shall I fair? Your fancy or foe?
Your tender hands melt into mine
Your devotion encompasses me and imprints my heart
My soul is left to no avail
My lover I must conclude and conceal this hymn with a kiss

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This poem was pure divinity! This character and his name have been immortalized in plays, film, folk tales, songs and video games. Who is El Cid? He was born in 1043 and died in 1099. He was a prince of Valencia, coronated in 1094. Rodigo Dias de Vivar was a military leader in medieval Spain. Dias was called El Cid, which meant "The Lord" by the Moores and Campeador (the champion). He became the legendary national hero of Castile and the protagonist of The Lay of El Cid, a medieval Spanish epic poem.