While I was doing my English A level, I studied a poet (whose name now escapes me – can anyone help?) who laid out a poem in this manner. The phrase he used was ‘I am the resurrection and the life’. For some reason that came back to me recently so I decided to have a go myself. It’s a strange thing to do; because you are very limited in your selection of words, they kind of dictate what you say rather than the other way around. I don’t think the result has any value as a piece of writing but it was an interesting exercise.