Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Beautiful Words

Beautiful words stir my heart. I will recite a lovely poem about the king, for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet. Psalm 45:1

A lexis resides of uncommon words in the heart of a poet -- exquisite language that can capture emotions and images. You have heard it said, "A picture paints a thousand words." Let it also be said that with remarkable skill, uncommon craft, and romantic eloquence, the poet, with a single word, can paint a thousand pictures. The rhythmic grace of carefully chosen words can arouse and awaken the shy and slumbering beauty hidden away in every man's heart.

Lyricists are compelled to do more than ingeniously construct clever and flowery verse. Their prose lays bare their intense yearnings to lavish the object of their love with fresh and elegant expressions. Poems in their varied forms of verse, ballads, and sonnets are sifted, assessed, and singled out to compose phrases worthy of loving adoration. Beautiful words stirred the Psalmist's core. Uncontainable love breached the boundaries of his heart. Words once inexpressible flowed like ink to the tip of a quill, and his tongue became the pen of a loving poet.

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