A) verbal catharsis in written form
B) finely-crafted phrases
C) pure language springing from the subconscious
D) structured rhythmic speech in writing
E) none of the above
☹ Poetry IS NOT:
A) cryptic academic twaddle
B) lame attempts at rhyming
C) lyrical diarrhea
D) identity politics in print form
E) all of the above
☻ Poetry is taught in school:
A) to inoculate students against ever liking it
B) to maintain the patriarchal status quo
C) to open minds to broader vistas of uselessness
D) as a superficial substitute for religious experience
E) to sell more textbooks
TRUE or FALSE (circle one):
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice,
the villages that Kedar doth inhabit:
let the inhabitants of the rock sing,
let them shout from the top of the mountains.
Let them give glory unto the Lord…
Isaiah 42:11-12 [KJV]
With other tongues
and through the lips of foreigners
I will speak to this people,
but even then they will not listen to me, says the Lord.
I Corinthians 14:21 (NIV)
♥ MAMBO BADO ♥
I recently read Faster Beats the Drum by Gladys Stauffacher.
It described how the Africa Inland Mission brought the Gospel into East Africa in the early 1900s. I also read Road to Kilimanjaro recently. Both books describe the land and people of Kenya, where my family lived for about 6 years during the 1970’s. It is encouraging to see how the Gospel of Christ has spread since the pre-WWI era described in these two books. The lives of these missionaries of the early 1900’s are inspiring. YouTube bears witness to their work in the vibrant faith of the peoples of Kenya! Just type in “Kenya Gospel” and you will find songs of every major ethnic group exalting the risen Lord Jesus Christ. Every tribe, every nation, every tongue – HALLELUJAH.