Poetry in the Bible: 1 Corinthians 13:4-13

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1 Corinthians. 13:4-13

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,
It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
And now faith, hope, and love abide, but the greatest of these is love.

 

DAILY RESPONSE: These verses, commonly read at wedding ceremonies, define  love. Love is poetry’s most common theme. Consider your definition of love. Jot it down; then turn it into a few lines of simple verse. Yes, that’s a poem. Please post it in the comments below.

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  1. Based on the theme that actions speak louder than words, I wrote this short poem:

    “Silent Love”

    Love—
    Often spoken,
    Frequently written,
    But at her best
    When she creeps
    Silently, wordlessly
    Through actions.

  2. Love is found in the voice of strangers
    Love is shared in the experience of lovers
    Love is always present in what you think, say and do
    Love is not nearly the same for each of us

    • Thank you for sharing your poetry, Darlene. I like the contrast between “strangers” and “lovers” and agree that love is not the “same for each of us.”

      Great definition in verse.

  3. ( First line of a hymn by Charles Wesley )

    “Love divine, all loves excelling,
    joy of heaven, to earth come down:
    fix in us your humble dwelling,
    all your faithful mercies crown.”

    I love you
    then and now
    forever true

    Love never fails
    my vow prevails
    for me and you

    ( on the spur of the moment ).

    • Marianne,

      I love spur-of-the-moment poetry. Right now I’m immersed in a constest of poetic form, and I’m loving the challenge–but I miss letting my emotions go freely with inspired words.

      This is a “love”ly offering. :)

      • Thank you, Kimberly :)

        Yes, I can see that you are first and foremost a writer of the heart…and of course your mind constantly engaged !!

        I quite enjoy the rules of some poetic forms…gives me a guideline. But the gather prompts of late have been too difficult for me. Give me a Genre Shortie any time…hahaha.

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