SONNET (PARTIAL)

 

17 A man who is kind benefits himself
18 One who sows righteousness gets sure rewards
   The best of men is gracious to himself
   And gathers the reaping the Lord affords
19 He who is steadfast in righteousness lives
20 Those of blameless ways are the Lord's delight
   The Lord loves to bless the man who forgives
   The righteous man is favored in his sight
21 Those who are righteous will be delivered
   An evil man will not go unpunished

 

---jrw 8:24pm
5-15-96

 

[Written after noting that Proverbs 11:17-21 fell neatly
into 10-syllable lines about the righteous man's rewards --
but unsure what to do with them (to make a full sonnet)
anyway.]