Permission To Use Hebrew Letters
Song of Songs influences her piece in “Words Within,” titled “Lips of Crimson Silk” and, indeed, it quotes from the text, translated by Marcia Falk:
Yes, I am black! And radiant –
O city women watching me –
As black as Kedar’s goat-hair tents
Or Solomon’s fine tapestries.
Your teeth –
A flock of sheep
Rising from the stream
In twos, each with its twin
Your lips –
Like woven threads
Of crimson silk.
Healing the World
The Pull of Judaism
Travelogue: Color and Light by Francia. Artist book, 2005
Menachem Wecker is a painter, writer and editor based in Washington, D.C. He welcomes comments at firstname.lastname@example.org. His painting, “The Windows of Heaven” will be on exhibit at the JCC of Greater Baltimore as part of an exhibit which opened March 25.
About the Author: Menachem Wecker, who blogs on faith and art for the Houston Chronicle at http://blogs.chron.com/iconia, welcomes comments at email@example.com.
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