By Larry Fyffe
Both Edgar Allan Poe and Robert Allen Zimmerman know well the verses of the Holy Bible; therein the word ‘door’ often serves as a figurative entrance separating the physical plane from the spiritual plane.
Without much effort, biblical verses containing the word ‘door’, as translated in the King James version, can be transformed into verses that rhyme.
Thusly, below ~ ‘door’, and ‘before’:
Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door Of the sheep All that ever came before Me are thieves, and robbers (John 10: 7:8)
Likewise below ~ ‘door’, and ‘four’:
No, not so much as about the door And He preached the word unto to them And they came unto Him, bringing one sick of the palsy Which were borne of four (Mark 2: 2,3)
Some more transformated Bible verse ~ ‘door’, and ‘for’:
For A greal door And effectual Is opened unto me (I Corinthians 16: 9)
And further more:
Furthermore When I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel And a door Was opened unto me of the Lord (II Corinthians 2:12)
And so on ~ door’, and ‘before’:
Grudge not one against the other, brethren Lest ye be condemned Behold, the judge standeth before The door (James 5:9)
And so forth ~ ‘door’, and ‘therefore’:
Be zealous therefore And repent Behold, I stand at the door And knock (Revelations 3: 19, 20)
Again from the Bible transformed:
I know thy works Behold, I have set before Thee an open door And no man can shut it (Revelations 3: 8)
Above ~ ‘before;’ and ‘door’; and then ~’before’ and ‘door’ in the song lyrics below:
Blowing like she never blowed before Blowing like she's at my chamber door (Bob Dylan: Duquesne Whistle)
Now back to the Bible transformed – a rhyme that’s off a bit ~ ‘doors’, and ‘parlour’:
And behold, he opened not the doors Of the parlour Therefore they took a key, and opened them And behold, their lord was fallen down dead on the earth (Judges 3: 25)
The rhyme somewhat fixed up by the single ‘door’ in the song lyrics below ~ ‘door’, and ‘parlor’:
I ran right through the front door Like a hobo sailor does But it was just a funeral parlor And the man asked me who I was (Bob Dylan: 115th Dream)
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