by Meira Warshauer
soprano, flute, piano
Composed for Paula Robison
Bati l’gani (I have come into my garden) offers glimpses of intimacy between lovers, between G-d and His/Her creation, the delight of recognition: Divine goodness flowing into the world. The Shechinah, God’s in-dwelling Presence, enters the earthly garden of Creation.
It is inspired by Song of Songs, Ch. 5, vs. 1:
I have come into my garden,
My sister bride.
I have gathered my myrrh with my spices,
I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey,
I have drunk my wine with my milk.
Drink and be drunk, beloved ones.
(translation by the composer)
Meira Warshauer, August 2003
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