Psalms of a Sailor Jew a Cycle of 18 Sea Poems
|Author: ||Wilensky, Ben|
Ancient Jews feared the sea and people who came from the sea. Waters of the deep were dark and anarchic, and even God waded gingerly through the flood tides. There was no covenantal justice under sail, only stormy skies and beautiful nights and constant change. This cycle of poems with Judaic-Christian themes describes the thrill of a journey and the wisdom of homecoming.