What Is More Beautiful?

They enable us to communicate, to share and describe

They cause a great deal of comfort, happiness and also pain, they can help ease that pain.  They hold such fascination in their different meanings and pronunciations.  They create literature, they create poetry, meaningful conversations and connections.

They can be light-hearted, and make us smile within and without through informal chats

      Words are deeds. The words we hear
May revolutionize or rear
A mighty state. The words we read
May be a spiritual deed
Excelling any fleshly one,
As much as the celestial sun
Transcends a bonfire, made to throw
A light upon some raree-show.
A simple proverb tagged with rhyme
May colour half the course of time;
The pregnant saying of a sage
May influence every coming age;
A song in its effects may be
More glorious than Thermopylae,
And many a lay that schoolboys scan
A nobler feat than Inkerman.

William Charles Wentworth



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2 Responses Sep 4, 2008

I had not seen that one, thanks for sharing! I can see the influence of that on some of my favorite Tolkien lays.

Beautiful!! :-)