You wear no crown or hold sceptre in hand
Your tales, they fill me
Like love in the sands.

As ash and dust, with plenty for trust
Birds seek honey, and bees are smushed.

I want to write, I listen to feel
Without cacophonous women
Repenting my keel.

If your love is ambivalent
Grind stars to icy crush
And wander the Dream
Relive snow into slush.

Sister, you lied,
For stars long have died.
Spectres winked at you
Across our divide,
A litany in squalls replace
My stars in your skies.

Emerald wears no robe and diamonds break not their rods.
Time’s stories, they thirst me.
Searing Eternity’s sands for a coin,
A pearl to offer with our Dream-swept land.

Faint moons light droplets
Crisp and brisk. See your call.
Tendrils uncoiling the feather’s sheath.
Snow roses strained and toil;
Turned their falls,
Ushering wisps and suns.

Gurgling, bubbling dews. Frothy clouds and mosaic mists.
That verdant shaft beams fro and toward.

“I dreamed this.”

— Oh? What did You dream?

“I dreamed these.”

— Wrestle with glances, coy Your thoughts be.

Begone, your doubts, to how you’ve seen
Come, lead before us
Your Dream glimpses keen.

Fire so lovely, lighten one’s sheen

— “I’m warmed here tonight. Tomorrow’s Your dreams.”

I’ve a confession to make. Revelation was a book I disliked immensely before tackling this topic. Orality studies reminds me that even if we tried to trace to the original context, what’s a thing to think about is how the experience could move and shift — hence one of performance criticism’s contributions to biblical studies. Something […]

The person of Jeremiah is given more attention as a prophet than his peers in the Hebrew Bible. This alerted me to three possibilities: The prophet himself was noteworthy in some determined lens(es) in regard, his book was quite ascendant upon compilation, or his attested scribe Baruch was able to provide biographical sketches.

As an organized approach, this method was subject to unfavourable discourse over the course of its development. Brettler appeals to readers with a vivid testimonial, underscoring his appreciation for the method in his understanding of the Bible. As a work composed for a non-specialist readership, Brettler attempts to articulate an introductory testimony for the historical-critical method’s inherent asset for contemporary audience.