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The Song Of Songs

Love Lyrics from the Bible
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Brandeis
 | 
September, 2004
ISBN:
9781584654230
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Until the king returns

I lie in fragrance,

Sweet anticipation

Of his entrance.

Marcia Falk’s new translation of the ancient Song of Songs deepens our appreciation and understanding of one of the world’s most celebrated—and controversial—collections of poetry. The only book of love poems in the Bible, the Song of Songs also bears the distinction of being the only biblical book in which women speak more than half the lines. This bilingual edition with Hebrew facing English in a beautiful book design is illustrated with wood engravings by award-winning book artist Barry Moser. Marcia Falk combines scholarship with poetic craft to shed new light on the structure and content of this classic book. Dividing it into thirty-one poems, she gives each poem its own voice in English verse.

My dove

   in the clefts

       of the rocks

   the secret

       of steep ravines

 

Come let me look at you

Come let me hear you

      Your voice clear as water

      Your beautiful body

Striking in its appeal to the senses, the Song of Songs is remarkable for its lack of sexual stereotyping and its expression of mutuality in relationships between men and women.

“Marcia Falk’s translation is a beautiful and sensual poem in its own right… one of the great classics of the art of translation. It’s always a thrill when (as rarely happens) the scholar’s mind and the poet’s soul come together.” —Adrienne Rich

“Insightful and inspired… Falk’s Song of Songs has a lasting life ahead of it in lovers’ laps, whether those lovers are lovers of the literature of the Bible, or lovers of the clear sound of an American poet in intimate embrace with a tradition, or simply lovers.“ -- Cynthia Ozick

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Striking in its appeal to the senses, the Song of Songs--the Bible's only book of love poems--is remarkable for its lack of sexual stereotyping and its expression of mutuality in relationships between men and women. Marcia Falk's rich and lyrical translation, praised by poets and scholars alike, is paired here with the original Hebrew text.

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