Blogging the Psalms?
How Psalms Is Like Casablanca
The most famous poem ever written
By David Plotz
Afterwards I included probably too much of David Plotz's literary work.
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Well, I would guess that I am in the wrong (sorry OrthoMom, I'm not fighting this legal battle) and therefore I am leaving in just the introduction and conclusion so that if any of my readers want to see Plot'z plotzing, you'll have to go to Slate.com
From: David Plotz
Subject: The Most Famous Poem Ever Written
Posted Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, at 5:48 PM ET
The Book of Psalms presents two daunting challenges to the Bible blog. First, because it's just a series of poems, in no particular order, there is no compelling reason to start at Psalm 1 and read on to Psalm 150. You might as well start at Psalm 47 and then read 112 and then 6 and then 65 and then so on. But since the aim of the blog is to read straight through the Bible, I will dutifully begin with Psalm 1 and trudge forward. Second, because there is no story, it's a very demanding read. As I quickly learned when I began my Psalmistry last night, reading one psalm is a joy, reading two is a pleasure, reading three is a chore, and reading a dozen or more is like sitting next to a desperate Amway salesman on a trans-Atlantic flight.
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