In most collections of kinnot that are read on Tisha b'Av, there is one titled אש תוקד בקרבי (text, text, and English translation) that poetically contrasts the joy we felt when being liberated from Egypt with the misery we felt when being exiled from Jerusalem.

Does anyone know who authored this particular kinnah? If it is not certain, are there any scholarly conjectures?

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    According to Artscroll the kinnah is of unknown authorship.
    – user6591
    Jul 26 '15 at 22:46
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    @user6591 Accd to the link in this question judaism.stackexchange.com/q/44256/759 it's by Ibn Ezra
    – Double AA
    Jul 26 '15 at 23:36
  • Interesting. (15 char)
    – user6591
    Jul 26 '15 at 23:59
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    @DoubleAA This question, too. :-)
    – msh210
    Jul 27 '15 at 4:27

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