Thursday, January 27, 2011

watch your language

I was looking through some old books and found a couple of pages of songwriting notes from many years ago. As I read over them, I was taken by this phrase: the syntax of the cynic. I picked up the phrase and here is what I found.

watch your language

In the grammar of grace,
Love rules as a run-on sentence,
filled with particles by peace
semi-colons of hope,
clauses of community,
and fundaments of forgiveness.

While the syntax of the cynic
depends on dangling doubt off
of fragments of falsehood,
sight lines modified by sarcasm,
and phrases fraught with ruin
and interjections of judgment.

There is little benefit
in being bilingual.

P. S. – There’s a new recipe.

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