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I was a desert until I learned to make the sky rain down on me And I was a barren field until I planted myself with borrowed seed.
You, you’re a strong one they say you ground lead into dust with your teeth But even a strong one gets lonely at night when he can’t sleep.
All night long I bit my tongue to keep from calling out your name Don’t you know the voice of the one who brought you tea in the early dawn
I’d watch you sleeping like a lion at rest, so gentle your breath But when you’d awaken your shouting would startle the birds from their nest
You did not know You did not see
Based on the story of Tamar (Genesis 38). How could Judah, Tamar’s double-ex-father-in-law, not have recognized her during their late-night encounter? Had he ever really seen her in the first place?
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