Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

More on Poetry

There is a form of poetry that uses alliteration. I like alliteration. I think most people do. It shows up all of the time as in “Pain at the Pump” and “Purple Pill.”

I like the alliteration “Big Bang”. There is another reason I like it besides the short words and the “b’s”. It is the greatest understatement in the history of language and it is done in two short words. It is also an unscientific lie, but a big one.

Here is a statement I like much better.

“By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him. For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.” Psalm 33:6-9

I am not a literalist in that God does not have breath or a mouth nor does He speak as we speak. Nevertheless…

“For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.” Psalm 33:9

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