From the second we set them free
They fly to weave a tapestry.

Let us not forget in these times
The spoken word has more impact than the written sometimes.


28 Responses to “Words….”

  1. 1 timkeen40 April 14, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Emotion is always tempered in the written word and can be revised after the fact if necessary. I didn’t mean that. I didn’t write that well enough. You didn’t understand what I was really trying to say. Those are the outs of the word game.

    But face to face, with emotion in full play, though you may make the same excuses later, the outs are not in play. Because when you write that someone is a piece of crap, you can later say that the interpreted tone of what you wrote was not what you intended it to be. But when you look someone in the eye, with your eyebrows buried deep in your forehead and your lips quivering with anger and say the same thing, then you can’t take that back later. You can apologize. You can say you didn’t mean it. But those words will be forever burned into the mind of the person who heard them.


    • 2 Jane Thorne April 14, 2012 at 9:30 am

      Hello Tim absolutely and I understand what you are saying. Look on the other side though and when you tell someone for the first time that you love them..say it face to face. That was the motivation behind this post. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a thoughtful comment. Have a great day – Jane 😀


  2. 3 Francina April 11, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    very true, Jane !

    Francina xx


  3. 5 thepoeticgoblin April 11, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Short, but meaningful, little piece here! Lovely writing 🙂


  4. 7 maturestudenthanginginthere April 11, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    We communicate all the time through speech – yes some of us write, but we all talk to people in our ever day lives – in some way – everybody. It is the most important thing we all do yet I flinch when I hear people utter words without thought. Yet carefully chosen words are a wonder to behold.


    • 8 Jane Thorne April 11, 2012 at 4:19 pm

      Hello lovely…I hope you are starting to feel much better? Yes, the right words at the right time are magic…love to you x


  5. 9 journeyintopoetry April 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    This is great Jane.

    We have to concentrate so the tapestry has no faulty stitches:)

    Love and hugs

    Christine xx


    • 10 Jane Thorne April 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm

      Thank you my friend and I hope you are starting to feel much better..I can see a snail topped cup of tea coming on … big hugs and much love xxx


  6. 11 elenacaravela April 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Oh yes, quite powerful especially between loved ones.


  7. 13 1smiles April 11, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Our words have the power to change the world. They can uplift or they can tear down, one heart at a time.
    Thank you Jane for this wonderful and timely post.
    Love and Hugs to you!
    Jeannie xxxx


  8. 17 Maxi April 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    The spoken word, akin to: You can’t unring a bell Blessings – Maxi


    • 18 Jane Thorne April 11, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      Very true and our Jeannie has taught me that some things need to be spoken, especially the first time..God bless Jeannie and all she had taught me. Love to you Maxi x


  9. 19 grandfathersky April 11, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Be careful with you words, once spoken they can only be forgiven, not forgotten….
    Language is unique to humanity, true there are other species that use sound to communicate, like the cetaceans, however I think that for us language is a reflection of consciousness, the more conscious we are the more creative our language becomes…. ???


  10. 23 Martin Shone April 11, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Very true, but when you stutter like me, well sometimes it is better to write 🙂


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