“The third war was for the words: written, spoken, whispered.” Holly Karapetkova
I wonder how often we fight over words. Politicians and lawyers argue over the words used in laws that will determine inhibitions to our behaviour. And what of the privileged language? The one that is used, say English, over others, where not everyone speaks the privileged language. And what about dialects within that privileged language. The British caste system of upper middle class dialect versus cockney.
What do you think about the war of words?
“Humility in the artist is his (her) frank acceptance of all experiences, just as Love in the artist is simply the sense of Beauty that reveals to the world the body and soul.”
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination.” ==John Keats
The world does not need words. It articulates itself in sunlight, leaves and shadows.” = Dana Gioia
“By evening, the women are mountains wrapped in dark shawls.” =
“A narrative poem expresses an experience. A lyric poem expresses a feeling.” = Diane Frank.
What do you think?