Sunday, June 9, 2013

Which Way, these Words?

                                         '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


  1. Just lovely, friend! I must admit, I've been so wrapped up in my own life, HSing and my own writing that I've not been over here to your spot often enough!
    Love this.

    God bless and have a wonderful day!

    1. Thanks so much, Chris. Oh, I do understand busy :)! Hope you're settling into a relaxing summer.

  2. This is so true!! How many times I wished I had bit my words rather than release them! Thanks for another lovely post and words of wisdom.

    1. Me too... oh, if only I could take back many of my words. Which is why this little verse struck me. Thanks so much!