"Music PS"

On the subject of ‘free verse’ type music, how could I forget to mention Katie Melua?

There are nine million bicycles in Beijing

That’s fact, It’s a thing we can’t deny

Like the fact that I will love you till I die

It’s sort of displaying parallelism too – the Old Testament poetic metric of reinforcing an idea by either expressing it in another way, or constrasting it with it’s opposite. For instance, Psalm 2 has

Now therefore be wise, O kings;

Be prudent, you judges of the earth

or Psalm 37

The wicked borrow and do not repay,

but the righteous are generous in giving.