The sun sets on another day…
Sunset was relatively beautiful in a relatively beautiful type of way. As I looked out into the evening sky I saw shards of light scatter through the horizon. It wasn’t a normal sunset but it was spectacular just the same.
I was having a discussion with somebody and I was overcome by poetic passion. The result was a poem inside of a poem with a ton of extra thoughts and meanings floating in and out of a gooey center made for us smore or something similar. I found myself spewing words and thinking about the depth of poetic passion and what it means. It was good.
In my opinion poetry spans a great deal of emotional distance. The poet has to consider the impact of words far more carefully then the novelist or journalist. With fewer words the ability to impart emotion has to be considered with every syllable. Each syllable is part of a larger whole and that too has to be considered as the internal rhythm of the poem can call too many. When I was in high school and college I spent far too much time translating Latin prose and poetry and those words were as well chosen as any English.
I guess the whole purpose of today’s post is to get you thinking about words. Not necessarily the gooey ones but instead the ones that actually relate to others more than the concrete. How can we relate complex emotions and other feelings as we go and in the process communicate even more effectively. Take your time, choose your words wisely, and inspire the world.
So as the sun sets on another day, take a moment and consider all of the wonderful words that are floating out in the English language. Then consider all the languages and all the additional words that are available to you in the world. I think you’ll find that you have an arsenal of adjectives and a plethora of pronouns available to you as well as nouns, verbs, adverbs, and plain fun. Enjoy your communication every day, no matter what yeah.
Sleep sweet, love life, and goo it up…