Thursday, September 10, 2009

Words

From Hamlet:

"Or I could make a prologue to
my brains..." Act 5:scene 2

means: before I could alert my
mind

It continues to " they had begun the
play. So before you know it , something
begins and you haven't the time to see
it start. You can't even give a prologue
to your mind!
That happens in the rush of days.
Things begin and you've missed the start.

A new blog I discovered as I searched the
web for Tolkien's essay on Fairytales.
I recommend it for word lovers, for those
who love to see in metaphors. It is
The Quotidian Journal by Daniel Haase
who is a professor at Wheaton College.
Samples of haiku and definitions:

home:

It is the people more than the place. It is the open hand then interlocking fingers and the sway of arms while walking together. It is the decision to love.

book:

If it's good, it is a bound cloister where one, like a monk, is able to enter.

Haiku XIV

The kettle calms down—
Tea leaves steep in hot water.
The prayers have begun.

Haiku XIII

Freshly pressed coffee—
Then a splash of cream, swirling.
My wife’s greeting kiss

You can vote on your favorite
words on the right side. I got swept into the
world of words and the song of them.

2 comments:

Sara said...

"Book" wins, in my book...

a bound cloister...love it.

melissa said...

I'm partial to the kettle one. Thanks for this...so cozy. :)