What God is Like Author:James Dillet Freeman Poems by James D. Freeman. Many of these poems were written for Daily Word. — People have asked Freeman what a poem says, "he can only tell them to read the poem. That is what I have to do. The poem said to me what I wrote down. If I could have said it better, I would have written that. A poem however is hardly ever obvious. A laughing moun... more »tain may say courage and imagined violets may say peace and strength. I may think I am writing aobut Christmas or bread or lilacs or bridges- and all the time I am really writing aobut life or about you or about me, only what I am saying cannot be effectively said in a more direct or abstract way.
This is why poetry is an ideal form of communication when one is trying to write aobut God, as I am in this book. This is why the Bible and most of the great scriptures of the world are mainly poetic. The Hindus say that all one can say about God is, "He is." But a poem does not try to say what He is; instead it lets you feel what He is like."
"So, what then should my poems do for you? First of all, it should sing for you, and it should set you singing. Poetry is song. The whole universe moves in rhythm; our pulse dances, keeping time to the music of our central being. Let us give it tunes then to which it may dance in joy."« less