[THE POETRY TREE]

WHAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL
WORD IN THE WORLD? /

WHAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL
SENTENCE IN THE WORLD?

The most beautiful sentences (in an uncertain
order) may be:

“We will save you from despair and danger.”

And,

“Somehow the bugs manipulated me to keep
me from the sandwiches.”

Or,

“Always pick the melons that are 2nd from the
end, or 3rd from the end if the 2nd is rotten.”

And,

“They think we may be too alert, to take awhile
to fall asleep.”

And,

“The wind blew, and the sun brightened, and
the leaves fell…”

And,

“Where is the priority going this morning?”

And,

“It sounds like Santa Claus might have
meaning? You like the toy, you have to admit.”

And,

“Here the stars suck out the soul, and they
make it into a popular song.”

And,

“(Postmodernism)… Its a development of
history, responsible in its own way. It is
surprisingly harder to learn than you might
think at first.”

And,

“I shouldn't have manipulated such lucky
people, they leave me feeling like crepe…”

And,

“I wanted to be the Giant once and for all, and
then I was cold and alone…”

And,

"You may as well cherish your gift for sanity,
otherwise you will lose your power of
godliness."

And,

“It helped my publicity and encouraged me to
grow as a person, due to the apparent reality of
other people, which had not been obvious
before.”

And,

“I think all my negative feelings arise from
people trying to possess my mind!”

And,

“Maybe I don't want to be the gods, so I can
forgive rhem for not becoming me.”

And,

“I think maybe God drinks coffee now, but it
makes him angry.”

And,

“I can do that, but usually they gripe, and
usually I go out before that.”

And,

“I do not EAT my enormous goats, who says they
ARE the same?”

And, in relation to the existence of a perfect
room,

“In a way, yes. But it is a bit expensive, and it
depends on wisdom or whatever great secret
we have. Alternately, no, and babies are
tougher.”

….

The most beautiful WORD in English is
reportedly ‘sycamore’ according to poets.

I personally think ‘semaphore’, ‘elidian’ and
‘eridian’ are more beautiful (the second two
words I made up).

A semaphore is a device for displaying symbols
logically similar to a Boolean conjunction.
Sometimes it is used metaphorically or
figuratively to mean a piece of writing or art
which communicates symbols to reach some
new meaning.

Elidian is used in the phrase ‘elidian leap’ to
mean a method of skipping to a new choice or
beautiful idea which lies beyond all prior ideas.

Eridian is used in the phrase ‘Eridian style’ or
‘Eridian curve’ to mean hyperbolic curves. It is
supposed to sound similar to ‘veridian’ or
‘vermilion’ which are rare colors. Eridian curves
have a quality of evoking color, because like
synesthesia, one cannot tell precisely where
the lines end: they instead end with a quality of
brilliance, ambiguity, or color.


THE MOST LYRICAL POEM MAY BE THIS:

"But darling, we are nearly there, nearly at that
house;" ---Respite, An Old Woman's Reply


THAT HOUSE

I grew beyond the reaches of the floors
beyond the bounds themselves bound by their
binded doors
I knew beyond the reaches of this house lay
one painted with a mingling paint
fastened against this new-found bitterness.

And I grew, I grew to know
how others ventured still
beneath the eaves with timorous ear  
or under shadows at the attic stair
surrounded by the glutton of the house  
espoused from stars, dignified from glass  
growing empty in this faint distress

I quit the word when I lay dear
I quieted the noisy pause
that quickened my puppet heart
in the absence of an hour removed
from that flashing death of changing light

The quiet song lingered on my tongue
as though to linger on its quiet song
as though to sing quietly my lingering
as though to linger on my quiet, singing
how silence falls, and everything springs up.




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