“Vision” by Peter Hammill – “and they shall become one flesh”

I find this song line to be an interesting expression of the reality of “one flesh” found in the Bible, although I have no way of knowing if the writer consciously intended it as such an expression, nor whether he did actually intend the song to be about more than what Soren Kierkegaard called erotic or “poetic love,” namely the biblical forms of covenant love in marriage and/or the love between God and his people which was also described by the “one flesh” metaphor. I know that the song is at the least about “poetic love” and it is a beautiful song. (This is my third post about the song so you can see that I like it!)

“I don’t know where you end, and where it is that I begin…”

from “Vision” by Peter Hammill

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24 from the English Standard Version (ESV)

Comments, questions, etc. are always welcomed!

Thank you.

BMC @ Manifest Propensity


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