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Song of Songs of Solomon: A Poetic Interpretation

By Falvey, John, Lindsay, Dr.

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Title: Song of Songs of Solomon: A Poetic Interpretation  
Author: Falvey, John, Lindsay, Dr.
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Religion, poetic interpretation of Biblical book of the Song of Songs
Collections: Poetry, Music, Authors Community, Psychology, Religion, Literature, Naval Science, Language, Law, History
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Publication Date:
2013
Publisher: self
Member Page: Lindsay Falvey

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Falvey, Dr, J. L. (2013). Song of Songs of Solomon: A Poetic Interpretation. Retrieved from http://self.gutenberg.org/


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The Song of Songs [of Solomon] (שִׁיר הַשִּׁירִים Šîr haŠîrîm, ᾎσμα ᾎσμάτων Aisma Aismatōn, Cantĭcum Canticōrum) is a poetic courtship that moves from enchantment to consummation. Devoid of religiosity, it has traditionally been understood as metaphor for the relationship of the soul with the Divine – of God with Israel – of Christ with the Church – of Christ with the human soul – or humanistically, as a metaphor for psychological integrity.

Summary
From the Forward: Long noticed similarities of the Song of Songs with other Ancient Middle Eastern love poetry from Sumeria through Egypt, and beyond into Persia, continues today into modern Tamil literature. A recent exhibition of 13th century Persian and related manuscripts from the State Library of Victoria and the Bodleian Library in Oxford spurred me to render the similar but much more ancient Song of Songs into a rhyming poetic form. And as had Bernard, I first studied Ecclesiastes – rendering it into Buddhist thought through rhyming verse that was published as ‘Pranja Anthology’. Consideration of the book of Proverbs concentrating on versus related to wisdom as in the background of the cover of this book then led to this poetic interpretation of the Song of Songs.

Excerpt
The young man: He replied: “Where I go you know, our love will lead my queen’s feet, to where paradise overflows – in plenty we’ll be replete. For you my mistress are to men as mare to noble stallion, hair bejewels your neck as a mane, bridled by golden garland.” The young woman: And thus sparked, the lady replied: “From scent you sense my presence and at the couch where you recline it moulds your manly essence. Nesting all night my breasts between like bunchéd blooms of henna ’midst verdant vines kissed by sea’s sheen you’re more to me than all men are.”

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