sterling elocution


A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. 

Like Solomon, who wrote these words, I find soul satisfaction in beautiful speech.  As a writer, I search for delicious words to be framed in serendipitous syntax.  I hope to pick ripe thoughts, artfully arrange them in woven-word baskets and serve a taste of lingual delights.  I admire skilled poets and appreciate how different poetic brushstrokes reveal textured perspectives; unique angles on life’s truth.  Flighty images of the mind settle to roost in solid words. Sentinel ideas on signposts outline silent spaces for contemplation.  Hand-in-hand, we meander world with senses alert to the wild call of hurricane winds or the fresh whisper of gentle breezes, then collectively record richly scripted delicacies for our hungry souls to feast on.

*Proverbs 25:11, BRG

photo by lynn – Galveston beach

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bryan Ens
    Feb 14, 2017 @ 06:32:16

    A beautiful tribute to beautiful words!


  2. Nan Mykel
    Feb 11, 2017 @ 15:29:24

    Reblogged this on NANMYKEL.COM and commented:


  3. Nan Mykel
    Feb 11, 2017 @ 15:27:25

    I re-blogged this inspiring work and am move by it. Uplifting!


  4. Nan Mykel
    Feb 11, 2017 @ 15:23:06

    I love the photo-poem match. I searched for a line to favor but all were equally evocative!


  5. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Feb 11, 2017 @ 01:40:06

    Great image in words and picture.


  6. writerwannabe763
    Feb 10, 2017 @ 17:09:26

    There is no one I know who can write poetry with such descriptive and wonderful imagery other than you Lynn. .. Diane


  7. Sanaa Rizvi (@rizvi_sanaa)
    Feb 10, 2017 @ 06:34:41

    Oh this is soo very touching … so beautifully written! ❤️


  8. MarinaSofia
    Feb 10, 2017 @ 03:31:31

    What a love letter to writing and words! Too many things to single out for praise, but this one in particular resonated with me:
    ‘unique angles on life’s truth’ – which is why I like reading any kind of poetry.


  9. frankhubeny
    Feb 10, 2017 @ 00:21:55

    I liked the haiku in the picture with the deepness of the ocean waving and rippling the sand of the beach.


  10. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Feb 09, 2017 @ 23:32:16

    A wonderful appreciation of poetry. Love the prose and the haiga…


  11. Iris
    Feb 09, 2017 @ 22:27:20

    Outstanding. This makes me feel unworthy of writing anything.


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