Joseph James Breunig 3rd (Bangor, Maine (USA))
Poem: The Color of YHWH
A new search is ongoing,
with Israeli chemists on a trek;
they seek find the color of God,
which was formerly called tekhelet.
Is its significance a harbinger
of future Messianic times?
Can the rabbis or scientists
decipher this dividing line?
It's an enigmatic shade of blue
that represents God's infinity
caught between the color spectrum
of visible light and invisibility.
Some experts believe the source,
(though the origin is unknown) ,
may be the secretive creatures
of antiquity called… the hillazon.
Based on some vague descriptions,
its body resembles the ocean;
can Levitical trade secrets be exposed
with the clarity of resolution?
This divine azure is a key color,
of the high priest's holy vestments;
for this serves as a reminder to keep
and honor God's law and commandments.
Allow the penetrating light of God
to serve as a transforming catalyst;
though this mystery of life is unfinished,
know that faith is not an accident.
Open my eyes Lord, that I may see
the royal blue of Your sea
and observe Your sea of the sky,
that depicts the colored backdrop
of the holy throne belonging to Adonai.
Loosely based on:
Num 15: 38-39 and an episode of the Naked Archaeologist;
as part of the dye making process, direct sunlight is
required and serves as a catalyst to modify the color
pigment at the atomic level.
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By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2013, All rights reserved.
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