I was a cigarette
called Camel . . .
but now
I lost
to the non-smokers

Responding to a friend on facebook . . .


I was a rope
to a needle
now I am
a camel

*gamla: Aramaic; camel, rope

These two versions of 'gamla' are so nearly identical in the Aramaic characters that the translation for Matthew 19:24 is oddly: " ... it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."

Source: George M. Lamsa's translation from the Aramaic of the Peshitta

- Shared by Elaine Andre -
Joys of Japan, 2012


. WKD : Camel, Dromedary, Kamel, Dromedar .

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the River Camel in Cornwall, the Land of King Arthur.
It flows through Camelford, and Wadebridge and past Padstow, across Doom Bar and out to sea. John Betjamin, the well known English Poet is buried in the Churchyard of St Enodoc Church within sight and sound of the River Camel,
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