'Keep watch on your words, My loved ones.
for words are wonderful things;
They are sweet like the bee's fresh honey -
like the bees, they have terrible stings.
They can bless like the warm, glad sunshine,
and brighten a lonely life.
They can cut, in the strife of anger,
like an open, two-edged knife.'
(from Sheltering the Divine Outcast, by A Religious, Peter Reilly Co., Philadelphia, 1952, p. 26)
Painting: Ramon Casas, Cercle del Liceu, Barcelona, 1901-1902, in public domain