Saturday, October 28, 2017

Beautiful Words

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”  (Henry James)


Summer afternoon are the two most beautiful words, he says
and I certainly know what he means.
But I wake up today and realize, Saturday morning is also a strong contender
which gets me thinking.

Hot coffee
warm cookie
new book

all have their charm.  Or how about

big hug
sweet kiss
true love or even
hot sex?

Depending on the circumstances, I'm sorry might be the most beautiful thing you've ever heard.
You're right is nice, but we probably shouldn't fixate on it.
Me too. Yeah, that one can work wonders.

I considered war's over, but it's not just that the apostrophe
makes me feel like I'm cheating
War leaves too much damage even as it ends.

Firelight camaraderie is a fancy one that sounds as beautiful as it means.
Melodious harmonies
incandescent luminescence
ethereal serendipity
okay, now I'm just going by sound, in which case I would add baseball player Yuniesky Betancourt 
whom I know nothing about, but whose name I occasionally chant to myself.

But let's get back to basics.

October sunshine
Cerulean sky
Fall leaves
Hot coffee
Saturday morning

I'm alive.






 

2 comments:

  1. Love this, Wendy! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  2. Very fun! It has me thinking about what makes me happy!

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