Tuesday, April 07, 2020

The beauty of the beloved

DR. ELAINE T. JAMES: The Poetry of Beauty: What Does it Mean to See the Beloved? (TheTorah.com).
Three descriptive poems in the Song of Songs wrestle with the experience of being in the beloved’s presence. In each case, the woman’s body is described using layered landscape imagery and complex, overlapping angles of vision. These poems ask us to consider what it means to see.

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