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Thursday, September 24, 2015


Hair like wool plus Skin of Bronze--Center City

King James, "His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters."

New International, "The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters."



Angel said...

It doesn't say "hair like wool, skin like bronze"!! It says "Hair that is white like wool, and like snow" White like wool and snow is not a description of texture, it is a description of colors. NO it does not say "bronze skin" it says "His feet are like burned brass". It does not say SKIN anywhere. You are adding words that aren't there. We have no idea why his feet are like brass, however it does say a sharp sword comes out of His mouth so maybe it is symbolic like that! It says specifically that his HEAD and his HAIRS are white. A white head means a white face so it is more likely that a white head describes skin color than brass feet. You twisted the heck out of these three verses.

Linh Dinh said...

Hi Angel,

I'm the photographer, not the man being photographed.

Clearly I saw that he was twisting those verses. That's why I had the correct versions below the photo.



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Born in Vietnam in 1963, I came to the US in 1975, and have also lived in Italy, England and Germany. I'm the author of two books of stories, Fake House (2000) and Blood and Soap (2004), five of poems, All Around What Empties Out (2003), American Tatts (2005), Borderless Bodies (2006), Jam Alerts (2007) and Some Kind of Cheese Orgy (2009), and a novel, Love Like Hate (2010). I've been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2000, 2004, 2007, Great American Prose Poems from Poe to the Present, Postmodern American Poetry: a Norton Anthology (vol. 2) and Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories From Around the World, etc. I'm also editor of Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam (1996) and The Deluge: New Vietnamese Poetry (2013). Blood and Soap was chosen by Village Voice as one of the best books of 2004. My writing has been translated into Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Icelandic and Finnish, and I've been invited to read in London, Cambridge, Brighton, Paris, Berlin, Leipzig, Halle, Reykjavik, Toronto, Singapore and all over the US. I've also published widely in Vietnamese.