Yet Another Attempt to Make Poetry Sell Like Hotcakes

One of the things I try to keep my hands involved with—in order to keep my brain from freezing up—is the practice of setting portions of Scripture into various verse forms. This is a good way of noticing what the text is actually saying, and is also a good way of restating Scripture for yourself in order to remember and understand it. I try to chip away at such projects, just a few lines at a time, and then after a while, lo! Another one is done.

So far I have finished four such projects, which are listed below. I recently finished putting the book of Job into blank verse, and just this morning added it to the shop. It is available for one dollar, and you can choose a PDF, or a Mobi file, or an EPub. Also one dollar. Below that is a PDF of The Book of the Seventh Seal. This is not available in Mobi or EPub because of formatting challenges, but it is available in PDF and is read aloud in MP3. The format for this rendering of the book of Revelation is largely an alliterative Anglo-Saxon style, making the lines kind of long. That’s my excuse for the formatting problems anyhow. After that is one of the most popular items from my shop, which would be the Song of Shulamith. This is a poetic rendering of the Song of Solomon, and is available in the forms listed above, along with an MP3 audio file of me reading it aloud. And then last, And There Is None Beside, which is a poetic rendering of Isaiah 40-48. It is available in PDF, Mobi, and EPub. Everything above is listed for one dollar, while supplies last. But since they are all made out of ones and zeros, the inventory looks pretty good.

Click on the cover you are interested in, and it will take you there. Thanks for indulging me. Some people don’t want to call me a poet—including me—but I think that any fair reading of the following, a composition of my own, would indicate that, if not a poet, perhaps a black belt poetaster?

A poem is a thought
That comes out sounding good,
And lingers a while,
But it doesn’t have to rhyme
(though it could)