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Bible is Art
Written by Wilma Zalabak, M.Div.   
Tuesday, 04 October 2011 12:48

"Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our esthetic enjoyment in recognition of the pattern."~Alfred North Whitehead

 

Look for the patterns in Scripture. They are there!

 

For example, take Psalm 19. Most recently I wrote the following in summarizing it's form:

"The proper response to the words from nature and the words of the Bible is a prayer that my words show God's glory, too."

 

Some time ago I wrote this in honor of the mighty structure of this Psalm: Click here.

 

I remember, I tried once to write a poem to mimic its patterns, its structure, but fell so short of its majesty that I tore it up. Others of my Scripture-pattern poetry can be seen here.

 

You will increase your esthetic enjoyment if you'll look for the patterns as you read the Bible. I promise!

 

P.S. I found my poem on Psalm 19! Written in 1997. About the beauty in the Bible! You can read it here.

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