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The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette
Poem: "Fading Recollections of Hell"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: November 26th, 2013 08:08 am (UTC) (Link)


>> A friend's father died a few days ago, after a long decline, and I've been attending shiva services at her mother's home. <<

My condolences. It's kind of you to sit with them.

>> And in the Ma'ariv (evening) service tonight I was struck by the resonance of a familiar image with this series. <<

Wow, that really does match, especially "the wings of your protection." I have tried to portray the Divine in this series as mysterious, numinous, ultimately benevolent.
thnidu From: thnidu Date: November 27th, 2013 05:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: *hugs*

"mysterious, numinous, ultimately benevolent" I see in this series, and it doesn't surprise me; but the alar metaphor, while I'd just been reading these, struck me... Well, you coulda knocked me over with a feather!
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