👍🏼👍🏽☕️poetry Painting with words
Traditionally, poetry is renowned for COMPRESSING considerable thought into few words. The World Book Encyclopedia states that poetic words “suggest much more than they say. They stir your imagination . . . The language of poetry is packed under PRESSURE, and the meaning of a single word may TRIGGER the thought, letting the entire poem EXPLODE in your imagination.” Of course, you may have to read some poems a number of times before they “DETONATE” in your mind, allowing you to grasp their sense. (Awake 2001 “Painting with Words”)
Adam had the ability to do poetry: Genesis 2:23 Then the man said: “This is at last bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh. This one will be called Woman, Because from man she was taken.”
Elijah had the ability to write stories, metaphors and hyperbole in writing about baal:
1 kings 18:27 About noon E·liʹjah began to mock them and say: “Call out at the top of your voice! After all, he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought or he has gone to relieve himself. Or maybe he is asleep and someone needs to wake him up!”
Samson wrote poetry referring tenderly to his lady love as a cow;
Judges 24:18 So on the seventh day before the sun set, the men of the city said to him: “What is sweeter than honey, And what is stronger than a lion?” He replied to them:
“If you had not plowed with my young cow, You would not have solved my riddle.”
David wrote poetry nonstop: Psalm 150: 4 Praise him with the tambourine and the circle dance. Praise him with strings and the flute.
Jesus loved metaphor and hyperbole, (also humor because he allowed the disciples to walk around thinking the pharisees ran a bakery)
Luke 12:1 In the meantime, when a crowd of so many thousands had gathered together that they were stepping on one another, he started by saying first to his disciples: “Watch out for the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.