Tuesday, 01 December 2009

Fifteen Word Bible

I was tagged by Jenny (aka my mom). The idea is to write five lines, each with one word more than the previous, to express the bible. The first line has one word.

I think writing form poetry might give me a slightly different perspective on this one, but I don't think it's changed the final product much. I certainly don't claim this as poetry, but there is an interesting similarity.

made people
who disowned Him;
His plan lets us
live with and for Him.

I really wanted sixteen words; I almost cheated and used an ampersand, but I couldn't do it. ('Lets' would be better as 'allows', which requires 'to'.) I'm not sure 'disowned' is quite right either.

That is why it is important to separate blogging and writing poetry.

This has inspired me to think about why the Bible is like a fractal. But that's another post.

And I tag (drumroll) Kate P and songbirdd.


  1. Very nice prose / poetry. The best attempt I have seen so far!

  2. Aha! I did not know I was tagged. . . will work on it this weekend. . . although it might not be on the same level as yours. . .

  3. Yay, I want to see what you come up with. I don't think it's about levels at all. The interesting bit is seeing the different places the emphases can go and so on.