April is all about poetry – Vol. 1, no. 3

Since April is all about poetry and it has been named as the National Poetry Month we will look at the historical  figure of King David of Israel, who left behind a wealth of words, penning  creatively crafted words of art, while tending his father’s herds.  Even as  this writer writes this introduction, the words of poetical prose spring forth  without any inhibition.


Penning creatively crafted words of written art

poetical prose

while tending his father’s herds

King David of Israel expressed

his worship for his God

Blooming like the snow-covered rose

Leaving behind a wealth of words

Copyright 2012 by Janice J. Robinson


It is not difficult when poetry flows forth to leave behind your own  thesaurus, or treasure chest of words.  The Psalms of David are rich  wordscapes that feed our minds like sheep grazing on emerald hills of pastoral  green.

Psalm 34

I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually  be in my mouth.

My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear  thereof, and be glad.

O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name  together.

I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my  fears.

They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were  not ashamed.

This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of  all his troubles.

The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him,  and delivereth them.

O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that  trusteth in him.

O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that  fear him.

The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek  the LORD shall not want any good thing.

Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of  the LORD.

What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he  may see good?

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking  guile.

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue  it.

The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are  open unto their cry.

The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the  remembrance of them from the earth.

The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out  of all their troubles.

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth  such as be of a contrite spirit.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD  delivereth him out of them all.

He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is  broken.

Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous  shall be desolate.

The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them  that trust in him shall be  desolate.

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