When writing about love, we can turn no further than the Song of Songs. Let’s face it, today’s literature contains explicit scenes which would not have been permitted a hundred years ago. The result is that often these scenes can blur into the saccharine or the pornographic. To avoid this in an attempt to publish literature with the help of binding services we must re-read this important biblical book, which is allegorically explicit.
Garden, fruit and wine imagery abound. Comparisons are made throughout, that “I sat down under his shadow with great delight and his fruit was sweet to my taste.” This prose is so simple, so elegant and so true, so concerned with loss and death and life and love that it is impossible for it to drift into the sentimental or the obscene. This short book summarizes the love of every relationship, from courtship to consummation, so that if I were to write about love with the gravity and ethos this book presents — if I were able to write one line in such a way, I would find people lining up to read it hot from the book binding services.
It just goes to show that the best examples are the most tried and true.
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