Sunday, January 9, 2011

Quotation for the Week


As I enter the second week of facilitating The Groovy Grammar Workshop online at Brave Writer, I am delighting in the beauty of words.

One of the first assignments in this online family class is to make a list of favorite words, words that attract our attention, make our hearts sing, send a thrill or chill down our spine, etc. The families in the class shared some absolutely stunning and wonderful words on their lists, and I thought I'd explore a few of my favorite words here, too, if you don't mind my gratuitous sharing:

sacrament
poetry
chime
sacred
holy
silence
solitude
monk
glory
honorable
cloister
laughter
joyful
adore
lovely (you all see this one enough on this blog!)
whisper
Shakespeare
sonnet
glimmer
glisten
flicker
wisp
quill
Gloria
child

I'll stop listing words before I make this blog entry FAR too long....

And as I thumbed through my Quotation Journal tonight, I unearthed a quotation or two about writing, poetry, and words that I decided to share with you:

"A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language."
--W.H. Auden

"We are all apprentices in a craft where no one becomes a master."
--Ernest Hemingway

So with this fun list of my favorite words, plus words of wisdom from two of the best writers of the past century, I leave you to nurture your own love of language this week in your own way. If you blog about your own love of language, please link your post in the comments below.

Ever a lover of language,

2 comments:

paper roads said...

such wonderful words, and I love that Hemingway quote.

do you love words for their sound or meaning?

Susanne Barrett said...

Both, always both sound and meaning. :)

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