This website was
constructed and is maintained by Judith Ernst, with thanks to Ingrid
Tsang and Tommy Mintz for their technical advice and help.
Ernst, who adapted and illustrated Song of Songs: Erotic
Love Poetry, is also the author and illustrator of the award winning
Golden Goose King: A Tale Told by the Buddha. She also creates
ceramic art in Chapel
Hill, North Carolina. The purpose of this website is to inform web
readers about this illustrated version of the Song of Songs, and to
draw attention to related material from numerous sources. Love and
longing are not the monopoly of any one tradition or religion or time
period, but are and have been eloquently written about all over the
world. By highlighting sentiments parallel to those expressed in the
Song of Songs we can start to understand what it is about this literary
gem which continues to make it universally appealing and an enduring
classic to new and varied generations of readers.