"'Like a shepherd's tent my dwelling is pulled up and removed from me;Isaiah 38:12 NASB
As a weaver I rolled up my life.
He [the Lord] cuts me off from the loom;
From day until night You make an end of me.'"
I think it's beautiful how he uses the imagery of textiles as a metaphor for his physical and spiritual condition.
I am also impressed with how much a part of everyday life textile manufacture and sheep-raising appear in the book of Isaiah.
The prophet refers to an enemy commander turning up to have a parlay with the king's representatives (and to deliver some choice threats): the man "stood by the conduit of the upper pool on the highway of the fuller's field." Is 36:2b NASB
If there are any fuller's fields around here as landmarks, I don't know about them.
Oh, the sheep-raising verse I promised:
"For thus says the Lord to me,Isaiah 31:4 NASB
'As the lion or the young lion growls over his prey,
Against which a band of shpherds is called out,
And he will not be terrified at their voice nor disturbed at their noise,'"
I get that metaphor but not the way people back in the day, who actually kept sheep with lions around, would have gotten it.