Dreaming of a White Chiasmus

“Dreaming of a White Chiasmus,” New Era, Dec. 1999, 51

Dreaming of a White Chiasmus

I can write in an ancient Hebrew style.

Chiasmus is like softly falling snow.

Its beauty and meaning are drawn out

as it builds up layer upon layer

until it reaches its peak.

When the peak is reached

it melts away revealing the layers in reverse order

allowing the beauty and meaning to linger still longer.

That’s the essence of snow and of chiasmus,

and why I love to write as the Hebrews.