It is greatly upsetting when you pass by someone who swears loudly and profusely, using every unpleasant word you can think of in all its many variations (verb, adjective etc.). It is, furthermore, intensely upsetting if these words are directed at you for no other reason than the liberation of one man’s angst and frustrations. Yes, this happened to me at the start of the day…so how to proceed if you are a sensitive type?
Actually it struck me as sad and pitying to think that so many people know so many ugly words when there are so many beautiful ones.
Poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge maintained that “the true end of poetry is to give pleasure through the medium of beauty.”
Wonderful words to strengthen and enrich us; to be shared, enjoyed and passed on… like those in verse, prose and poetry.
“Quieten down, hear the sound
The sound of the world spinning round
Around the corners of your lip
He will plant a daring kiss
A kiss disappears like a whispering prayer
But the sound of his voice lies everywhere
Wherever I pass or travel through
His soft words shall journey too.”
It doesn’t hurt to have the last word on the matter.
This photo shows the British library in London whose vast collection holds the original, hand-written documents of Jane Austen, Winston Churchill, John Lennon, President Roosevelt…to name a few great writers; those who used words to change the world, to make our lives and enrich ourselves.
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