A word is dead

Emily Dickinson

A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.

I say it just
Begins to live
That day.

(Another gift from Emily.  Simple and profound.)



4 thoughts on “A word is dead

  1. Reminds you of the epigraph for “Lev Vygotsky, Revolutionary Scientist”:

    “If no painting comes to be *the* painting, if no work is ever absolutely completed and done with, still each creation changes, alters, enlightens, deepens, confirms, exalts, recreates, or creates in advance all the others. If creations are not a possession, it is not only that, like all things, they pass away; it is also that they have almost their whole life before them.” — Maurice Merleau-Ponty


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