08 August 2011

EIGHTY-FOURTH

Worth remembering: no poetry I know of explores despair and depression as fully and accurately as the psalms. If, in a fit of self-pity, you ever want a lament that captures the general wretchedness of your life, you'll be pleased to read psalms 41, 69, 88, and 22. 88 is the most negative of these, but the others have a little more color to them. And of course, there are more than these.