Press "Enter" to skip to content

Refreshing Caesura

Psalms 16:9 NKJV
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest in hope.

A caesura in poetry is a break, or rest, in the rhythm of the poem. Punctuation can mark it, but it can also be indicated by a phrase or clause.

The caesura can break up the monotony of a line. It can also emphasize what is next or what has gone before.

As we pen our poems, a rest between drafts breaks the rhythmical work. It allows us to come back to our poems refreshed.

It allows us to come to the table hopeful in crafting poems that will make a difference. It permits those whom God sends to read them a message from Him to slip through our rational minds into our spirits. Like when Jesus spoke in parables.

Comment Pollicy

Comments are moderated. Follow Matthew 7:12’s version of the Golden Rule: “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you…” Or my version:  “Keep it classy!”

Be First to Comment

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Copyright © 2021-2023 hrenell's Hearth. All rights reserved.