Poetry and Divine Revelation

Poetry is a native language of God and of the people of God. It is a mother tongue of the Word Incarnate on whose lips the psalmist’s words came naturally. And it is the medium of art by which the Author of Scripture, the Holy Spirit, instructs us to address God by way of the prayers and praise of the psalms.

— W. David O. Taylor, Open and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life (Nashville: Nelson Books, 2020), 63.