Friday, February 14, 2014

on valentines: the brightest kind of flame

(linocut print, given to Brian for Valentine's Day a few years ago)

Place me like a seal over your heart,
    like a seal on your arm.
For love is as strong as death,
    its jealousy as enduring as the grave.
Love flashes like fire,
    the brightest kind of flame.

Many waters cannot quench love,

    nor can rivers drown it.
If a man tried to buy love
    with all his wealth,
    his offer would be utterly scorned.

Songs of Songs 8:6-7

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