June 13, 2009

Forgotten Language

Bookmark and Share


Pin It
Coffee Table Poetry will be making some template changes over the next few days which should only affect its appearance. When all is done, it should be a more attractive blog with perhaps a few extra tidbits! Thanks for your patience and support, as always!
*****************

May the charming words of this lovely poem
inspire you today.

Photobucket


--Description: 20th C, Silverstein S., Nature, Childhood--
 
Once I spoke the language of the flowers,
Once I understood each word the caterpillar said,
Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings,
And shared a conversation with the housefly
in my bed.
Once I heard and answered all the questions
of the crickets,
And joined the crying of each falling dying
flake of snow,
Once I spoke the language of the flowers. . . .
How did it go?
How did it go?

Shel Silverstein

--Did You Know: Silverstein was an American poet, songwriter, musician, composer, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books. He sometimes styled himself as Uncle Shelby, especially for his early children's books. Silverstein confirmed he never studied the poetry of others therefore, developed his own quirky style: laid-back and conversational, occasionally employing profanity and slang.

--Word of the Day: sagacious \suh-GAY-shus\, adjective:
Meaning: Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness.
Example: Edward's uncle, a sagacious scholar equally at home with Celtic myth and Eastern wisdom, declines his nephew's request to tell the story of Hamlet (it would come too close to home).
(John Gross, New York Times, December 3, 1984)

--Quote of the Day: There is a form that springs from the heart, heard every day in the merry voice of childhood, the expression of a laughter-loving spirit that defies analysis by the philosopher, which has nothing rigid or mechanical in it, and is totally without social significance. Bubbling spontaneously from the artless heart of child or man, without egoism and full of feeling, laughter is the music of life.
(William Osler)

Coffee Table Poetry for Tea Drinkers is updated often. The easiest way to get your regular poetic inspiration is to subscribe by selecting E-mail or RSS Reader. Also, come follow us on Twitter. We look forward to making every day memorably intriguing for you.

Visit the most fun and helpful iPhone App site:

Cool iPhone Apps Free To $5 Caps
↑ Grab this Headline Animator
Posted by V. Mahfood
Reblog this post [with Zemanta]
Pin It

0 comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Subscribe RSS

coffee128

*Your AD or LINK

~ Place your site link or ad here!






Labels

 

Copyright ©2008-2012 Coffee Table Poetry For Tea Drinkers by V. Mahfood

Copyright © 2008-2010 Green Scrapbook Diary Designed by SimplyWP | Made free by Scrapbooking Software | Bloggerized by Ipiet Notez