Re: weekly roundup thread - general poetry news

Date: 2015-03-08 08:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jjhunter
Via Studio360, Mike Doughty's "Revelation: A Rock Opera". The evocative intro has been haunting me ever since.
John, who is purported to be the Revelator, begins the Book of John with the single most psychedelic statement in the New Testament: 'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.' As if God was Himself, but God was also standing beside Himself, and the substance of God is language.

To believe in the Big Bang is to believe that there was a moment in which everything was contained in a single point, and the universe has been expanding outward from the single point ever since. Maybe John believed we have been ever expanding from an incomprehensibly dense nucleus of language, the Word, the single and singular Word. Maybe to speak of the Bible as the Word of God is not to say something so simplistic as that scripture is infallible. It is to say that the very language of the Bible, the essence that lurks in the ink, is the actual and real body of God.
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