Words and poetry

“All language is poetry. Each word is a small story,a thicket of meaning.We ignore the picturesque origins of words when we utter them; conversation would grind to a halt if we visualized flamingos whenever someone referred to a flight of stairs. But words are powerful mental tools invented through play. We clarify life’s confusion with words.We cage flooding emotions with words.We coax elusive memories with words.

“…We inhabit a deeply imagined world that exists alongside a real physical one.Even the crudest utterance, or the simplest, contains the fundamental poetry by which we live.This mind fabric, woven of images and illusions, shields us.”

…from Deep Play by Diane Ackerman

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