VERSES INSPIRED BY THE TALE OF THE QUEEN OF SHEBA IN THE OLD TESTAMENT OF THE HOLY BIBLE
| THE QUEEN OF SHEBA
I hear the Queen of Sheba came to King Solomon's court.
All in praise of his wisdom, she showed him the gifts she had brought.
Questions answered, she was well pleased by what she had been taught,
Then returned to her own land, after finding more than she sought.
She gave him precious stones, rare spices, almug trees and gold.
Her navy brought these gifts from Ophir, so speaks the tale of old.
So pleased was she by the wisdom of Solomon told,
All the treasures and wonders his house and his kingdom did hold.
O, wanderer that I am, I hear such tales,
Even in places seldom sought.
The Queen of the South came from
The uttermost part of the Earth
To hear the wisdom of Solomon,
As Jesus preached,
As part of a lesson he taught.
Was this meeting between two rulers within palace walls
Not like a close encounter in the far star kingdom halls,
A mystic meeting that not by chance, but on purpose falls,
Between two different peoples who answered eachother's calls?
And so all praise to your pyramids, your spaceship designs,
Your angel temples, your jewels, your tall stone god men in lines,
For I have found here in your land, old high wisdom shines,
Prepared for me on a table, a fair feast of fruits and wines.
My gifts I lay before your golden throne,
My gifts I brought for you alone.
Your wisdom and civilization leaves me in awe,
I lay my treasures at your door,
For what to me you have taught,
Like when the Queen of Sheba came to King Solomon's court.
The first Sumerian kings welcomed the gods, long ago,
On the tops of their temples and to them the priests bowed down low.
From their remote planet homes, they stepped from their spaceships slow,
And like the Queen of Sheba, they travelled for wisdom to know.
In her name that is fair,
There is poetry there.
She alone is the woman
To know the mystery of her,
The Queen of Sheba.