Aug 18, 2007
Explore any writings written before a certain time, and you find that they were "written" in poetic form. And it certainly was not the kind of poetry that your fourth-grade teacher bored you with!
Why were they written in poetry back then? Because they probably were not written down for some time. This was how knowledge was conveyed - in everything from history to family lineage to practical matters like cooking or sailing a ship.
It was also the way that some information might be passed on quietly, beyond the reach of prying eyes. A poem could contain more than one message. It could be more than a poem.
And this is a tool, a portal, and a weapon that we can use today just as well as our ancestors could.
Here's one. Maybe it's from 750c.e., or maybe it's from 1993c.e. - I'm not saying right now - enjoy it and see what it says.
Here's a door. Look through and see what might be waiting to be found.