Who is Ophir in reference to in this poem?

The staff turned serpent the story's told of the ophite in that land of old, so bold! To heal the hearts of those who mourn in the desert with souls shorn and torn: the children borne. "Enter at the straight and narrow" He shot me with his bow and arrow. "My yoke is easy my burden, light!" My curtains embroidered, they're couched in white. My word is bread, my body, meat: swallow these down into thy feet! "These are truths" my Testator told. "I leave you with the most pure gold, take hold. Oh, Ophir I covet that tongue of gold from the land of thirst I've heard of Old. Plead of light, with tenor high, wheel three "light years" and heaven is nigh.

Asked By: marian - 4/27/2007
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Ophir in this poem is a reference to the biblical land known for great quantities of God -who decended from a man named Ophir. The idea given is concerned with the gold not the man the land was named after. As said coveted -meaning desired, seemingly more than the God of the bible. The serpent in refering to the... More
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