Spring 1990 • Vol. XII No. 2 April 1, 1990 |

The Wisdom of Solomon

from The Nakedness of the Fathers Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honor when thou dost embrace her.                             Proverbs 4.7-8.     Remember wise old Solomon     Recall his history     He was the wisest man on earth     And so he cursed the day of his birth     He knew that all was vanity.               BERTOLT BRECHT It is their first meeting, the first day. They have bathed in cream and been rubbed with myrrh. They have been clothed in bright embroidered silk, sleek fur, sheer wool, fine cotton, and leather more tender than butter. They have adorned themselves in golden and jeweled bracelets, necklaces, rings, noserings, brooches. Their respective crowns rest lightly on their dressed hair. Belladonna

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