MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

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MOUNTAINS“Let the rivers clap their hands; Let the mountains shout joyfully together.”  (Psalm 98:8)


In addition to writing, I also love poetry.  Poems inspire us, make us think, and stir within us certain emotions.  One of my favorite poetic passages from the Bible is the verse mentioned above.

Now, while we know that it is not to be taken literally, doesn’t it paint a very vivid picture of the awesomeness of God’s natural creation?  It also helps us to appreciate that in a figurative sense, simply their sheer beauty and splendor shout out praises to His name.  How so?  Well, most of us have heard the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”  So, if a picture can tell a story just as well as a large amount of descriptive text, then how much more so can the marvelous things that our Heavenly Father has created!

When I was younger, I used to write poetry.  What about you?  Have you written any?  If so, you are actually painting with words.  Imagine that!  And simply writing a few lines expressing what’s in your heart could in fact brighten the day of someone who really needs some encouragement.  What are some things you do to compose your thoughts in an imaginative and heartfelt way?  Please feel free to share your concepts and ideas.

Well, that’s all for now.  Good night, and HAPPY READING!

As always, this is from my heart to yours,


(Mountains Photo-Courtesy of Clip Art)





2 thoughts on “PAINTING WITH WORDS

  1. I do like poetry, but some of it can be difficult to understand. Psalm 98:8 is beautiful and does paint a vivid picture that one can see and hear. As for writing poetry myself, I’m afraid other than as an assignment, I have never tried my hand. Writing poetry seems a daunting endeavor. I do write and create stories and have used writing to get out my feelings as well. Sometimes it is easier to write it than say it. You said you wrote poetry when you were younger. Do you plan to write poetry again?

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    • Thank you so much for your comments! I agree with you that some poetry can be difficult to understand. Some of what I wrote when I was younger now sounds kind of corny to me. 🙂 I really would love to write more poetry now that I’m older. The few times I’ve tried, I just found it to be so difficult, and I haven’t yet figured out why. Whatever the reason, I also have to agree with you that, as for myself, it seems to be too daunting and laborious (which is one reason that I so admire the people who seem to have a true talent for it.) Personally, it just seems easier for me to write a full-length manuscript for a book as opposed to a few lines of creative poetry. If I do ever try my hand at poetry again, like the stories that I write, I would like for them to be easy to understand. So right now, I think I’ll just stick to writing my novels. Thank you again for your thought-provoking input. I look forward to hearing more of your thoughts in the future on this and other subjects. Have an awesome day! 🙂


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