matt tullos

the compost pile of writer, matt tullos. mostly poems, prayers, rants and naratives... "Gods passion for the world has compelled me to be a contributor in the warfare of grace rather than a spectator in the warfare of religion."

Location: Alexandria, LA, United States

Sunday, November 30, 2003

today's literary term


chiasmus (ky-AZ-mus) n .
a reversal in the order of words
in two otherwise parallel phrases.
chiastic adj

Church failed mankind,
or has mankind failed the Church?"
-- T. S. Eliot

"And what should they know of England
who only England know?"
-- Rudyard Kipling

"Is getting well ever an art
Or art a way to get well?"
-- Robert Lowell

"When water turns to ice does it
remember one time it was
When ice turns back into
water does it remember it was
-- Carl Sandburg


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