This small book is a poetic rendering of Isaiah 40-48. I hope you enjoy it. Below is how it starts — it has all kinds of stuff in it, chiasms and everything.
Speak gentle words and glorious comfort comes
so comfort all the wretched people here
your God has spoken all these words of grace
speak peace and comfort to Jerusalem
and call down comfort on her bended head.
what shall I speak?
what can I know?
though comfort strains to speak.
Her warfare done, and all her battles past
iniquities are pardoned fully now
for she receives from God’s own righteous hand
a double wage for all her crimson sins
and now her war is peace complete and full.
The voice of one who cries out in the wild
prepare the way so that the Lord might come
make straight a highway for our savior God
across the desert, come prepare the way
a voice that calls, that in the desert cries.
the Tishbite comes
with water comes
to cleanse and wash the dead.
And every valley shall be lifted up
and every mountain, every hill brought low
the crooked straight, the rough place plain
our mountainous pride is humbled here
the lowly stand when their salvation comes.