We left Boeing Field at But the point of this comparison is to find themes that evoke longing on both the physical and the spiritual planes. Sign up for the First We Feast Newsletter. Is it simply an erotic love poem that somehow found i ts way into the text of the Old Testament? There's still time, but not a lot, to turn things around. Beyond this purely mystical interpretation, the Song of Songs perhaps inevitably was understood in terms of the main figures of Catholic devotion, as an expression of the sublime feelings of Jesus Christ for his holy mother Mary. The "black madonnas" of medieval Europe may have come from the description of the beloved as "dark, but beautiful" 1:
Although some scholars have tried to show that it derives from secular love songs of Egypt or Mesopotamia, the fact remains that nothing like it from first-century Palestine survives outside the sacred traditions of Judaism and Christianity. Is it something spiritual that transcends the body? Reaching out to touch it even the stuff-nosed is overcome. This mellow autumn night! In seeking a specific visual genre to give form to this divine longing, Judith Ernst seized upon the tradition of the "twelve month" barahmasa paintings, which are strongly associated with the cult of Krishna but are also found in other Indian religions. I have come with gentle words to the mating chirpings in the eaves. John L Allen Jr, one of the most-respected Vatican observers and editor of the Crux website, wrote that the text treats a "staggering variety of topics".
Erotic Art (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
The less you reveal the more people can wonder. If you don't love life you can't enjoy an oyster; there is a shock of freshness to it and intimations of the ages of man, some piercing intuition of the sea and all its weeds and breezes. Hot thunders came; And still the storm kept plunging, seeking ever The furthest cranny, till the faraway Streams felt each penetrating quiver And the most hidden river Rose and became released Powerful Prayers For Israel on Tisha Through the Looking-Glass ch. Never inflict your rage on another.
It is deeply embedded in our Judeo-Christian literary tradition. I'd like to see the places that inspired those people to write such wonderful books. Interpreting the Song of Songs: While we often resort to prose, there is something super hot about poetry as well. A Trilogy of Erotic Tales. Originally posted by shirtshovel.