I always had trouble writing prose that was poetic, but I noticed something about poetic prose that I have seen, such as the prose of biblical narratives and epistles. All of the clauses are relatively short. So I am thinking, that perhaps my problem was due to me trying to write clauses that were too long, like the previous one, and have them bear a poetic tone. It seems that when you shorten the length of your clauses, you have more control over rhythm and cadence. Does this make any sense to anyone or am I just thinking dumb things?