When I play “Bati l’Gani” I feel transported, carried into a lush garden filled with trees heavy with fruit, water gently flowing, birds singing, and a voice filled with love calling out to me. I’ll be forever grateful that Meira has written this beautiful music for all of us.- Paula Robison, internationally acclaimed flutistBati l’gani (I have come into my garden) offers glimpses of intimacy between lovers, between G-d and His/Her creation, the delight of recognition: Divine goodness flowing into the world. The Shechinah, God’s in-dwelling Presence, enters the earthly garden of Creation.
It is inspired by Song of Songs, Ch. 5, vs. 1:
I have come into my garden,
My sister bride.
I have gathered my myrrh with my spices,
I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey,
I have drunk my wine with my milk.
Drink and be drunk, beloved ones.
(translation by the composer)