Monday, August 15, 2011

August 15th. Four days worth of words.

 



Words Switch Sides all the Time


 
Close your eyes and imagine a simple term
like water. Isn’t water good—after a thaw,

stunning, a rushing baptism of beauty—
but wait, doesn’t good signify a spar with the eternal 

summer heat, when, as one-sided as the word thirsty,
redemption finally falls from the sky?

 



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  When I think of it, it is amazing we communicate
at all.


13 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles. tight right and love the place you brought it around to...yes, clean water is redeeming and refreshing...no matter how you get it...deftly done...

Keisha Valentina said...

I love considering something as simple as a single word.

I in no way can comment the way you do, you make a comment into pure poetry...

But, simply put.
Thank you for always giving insight to what I so often miss.

Magpie said...

Your words are amazing.

Craig and Bethany said...

So the art of storytelling, it's really more the mixing paint than the tracing of ruler's edge. Even blackest black is alchemy of color.

Splendid turn.

Pierre BOYER said...

Lovely page...
Greetings from France,

Pierre
http://pierre-boyer.blogspot.com/

Goat said...

Greetings to you Pierre! Love the photos of France on your blog. Je suis désolé je ne parle pas français. The sky is a universal language, no? I espeially like the photos with before pics in them--interesting!

S. Etole said...

The power of the tongue to create or destroy.

Goat said...

Yes S. Etole--I have a quote on my desk that says:...every writer should be aware that he might be read by the desperate, by people who might be persuaded toward life or death... (john Gardner). Create life or destroy it.

Brian Miller said...

thank you for the birthday wishes...smiles.

emily wierenga said...

oh wow. you always amaze me...

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emily wierenga said...

you made me pause and think this morning. it led to worship. thank you.