Inspired by Joseph Smith's recasting of D&C 76 in poetic form (http://onlymormon.blogspot.com/2007/12/joseph-smiths-poem-vision-from-d-76.html), I took a passage from Moses and gave it a poetic feel. Over time, perhaps I'll use the same model to take on other scriptural passages. For now, I hope this conveys the feeling that the scriptures bring to me. And now, without further ado:
“Enoch’s Vision” (Moses 7:27-41)
From heav’n march down th’angelic hosts
To earth, where testimony’s power
Distills to all. The Holy Ghost
Teaches of Son and Father.
He saw the God of Heaven weep!
Looking on His people’s deeds.
‘How can the heavens weep?’ cried he,
‘Thy tears descend like rain.
How canst Thou weep? Oh holy God,
Thou know’st eternity.’
Could puny man e’en comprehend
And try to enumerate
all things on earth,
He yet would scarcely understand
Thy creation’s broad expanse
Which stretches out
With Thee, For thou art always there.
Thou, our just and kind and merciful,
God of eternity,
Of endless peace, justice, truth.
How canst Thou weep?
The Lord, in turn, to Enoch taught
Of His commands, of agency
Giv’n to man, yet ill esteemed:
‘These thy brethren, whom I formed of dust,
Have brought upon themselves
Indignation and Judgment.
As God, Man of Holiness,
I see and know my works.
Their “Man of Counsel,” I can see
Each one, both great and small.
Such wickedness as this,
Which thy brethren doth do
I never have known—
It becomes for them a prison.
And yet, my
Who suffereth all for their sins.
Tho’ now the heav’ns weep, through Him
Shall those who will, be mine,
Return to dwell with me.’
And Enoch reached, grasped this reply,
Comprehending all things,
And opened wide his arms,
His heart swelled to comprehend
A fullness of joy.