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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

'A Word Is Dead'

'A Word Is Dead'

A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just
Begins to live
That day.

Emily Dickinson

8 comments:

Pagan Sphinx said...

Word perfection - Dickinson style!

Did you see the Sunday Snippet at TPS? Another passage from Allende. Scroll down a few posts...

aguja said...

Just looked at your comment after mine on the first Allende. Sorry! I have visitors and it is hard to keep up at present, so I missed going back to your comment section.

Yes, it was! How weird that we were at the same exhibition!!! What sort of coincidence is that!!

Agus said...

Una palabra está muerta cuando se dice...
No estoy de acuerdo con eso, las palabras en los libros permanecen eternas, los hay muy buenos, regulares y malos, pero las palabras siguen vivas en esos textos.
Hay palabras, sobre todo las de afecto, que cuanto más las dices, más vida tienen; te quiero...., te amo..., te hecho de menos, felicidades!..., bravo!..., etc...

Hasta luego!!
Felicidades por tu blog!!

Olga said...

It is so simple and so meaningful.
The beauty of the short poem of Emily.

aguja said...

Mmm, yes, Olga!

Agus - por fin Emily Dickinson dice que la palabra vive - ¿acuerdes con este?

Linda said...

this is simply beautiful and makes one stop and really think about the words...i love her interpretation of them....xxx and speaking of 'words', i have a *9* letter verification word to do!!! 9 is a bit much i think...sigh...

aguja said...

She was so reclusive and yet always manages to inspire; incredible, I think.

Good luck with the verification!

Spangle said...

Very true words! I haven't read any of Emily Dickinson's work, but I may seek some of it out.