Analysis Of The Poem ' Kuwl '

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Kuwl, translated as a kind of sustenance, is exemplified throughout the Old Testament in which various individuals or groups of people are sustained with food and drink, as well as clothing. Beyond that, is another type of support: “He will restore your life and be the support of your old age, for his mother is the daughter-in-law who loves you. She is worth more to you than seven sons!” Naomi was left all alone without her husband and children until Boaz and Ruth gave birth to a son named Obed. The opportunity for Naomi to become the nurturer of Obed allowed her to restore her livelihood. So, not only does Kuwl include basic necessities, but also a meaningful life. Related to a meaningful life is the capacity to endure. “One’s spirit supports one when ill, but a broken spirit who can bear?” A resilient spirit provides the sustaining power to continue through life. Without it, ordinary life becomes difficult to tolerate. Lastly described is kuwl as a designation for containment. “Is God indeed to dwell on earth? If the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain you, how much less this house which I have built!” God cannot be contained in space, time or even an individual’s thoughts for He is not able to be measured by human beings. Naturally, then, God is the ultimate sustainer, as He is able to provide as no other being can. The word yada relates to knowledge and perception. There is knowledge of the senses: “That all may see and know, observe and understand, That

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