Saturday, October 1, 2011

Does Language Really Matter...

Written for One single Impression
 Prompt # 188 : Language

Thanks to Sandra... a prompt that took me to a place for the first time, where I go everyday...

Does Language Really Matter...

Suddenly I am looking
At a tree who says
“Torrential rains,
But look at me I survived
Thank God, my strong
Roots helped me..”
Yes, I heard the words
In my mind, tree hadn’t
Spoken; I respond
Smilingly, “That’s great,
Let me see if I can
Survive the storms of
Circumstances, don’t know
Whether my roots are
That strong, dear..”
I know tree heard
But did it hear in the
Same language which
I used, if no then
In what language
Did it interpret my message
Wow, I am so keen to learn it
Perhaps a language
That doesn’t support
Negative reactions
For it doesn't have words
That convey negativity
Because need never existed
Yes, I really haven’t seen
A tree or a flower
Ever getting angry or upset
And I don’t think
If they ever turn
Greener with envy....
But then if I learn
That would be wonderful
If not it’s alright
The way it is...
Lessons can be learnt
and for that to happen
Does language really matter?
RS : )

13 comments:

  1. Perhaps not. You can learn from Nature and communicate too in perfectly understood silence :)

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  2. Good one RS!!..and looks like we are on the same wavelength today at OSI!! Gestures and body language speaks in volumes RS!!

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  3. So true! No words needed to learn. It is wish to learn that is needed.

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  4. Language is so much more than words. Nicely done.

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  5. Does language really matter? I guess so RS...:)

    But you made me think deeper about your thoughts of the tree and does it have the same thoughts as you? It will remain a mystery...

    A very beautiful offering on the prompt...but I felt there's something amiss...about the Eleph and the ant?

    They do understand each other I guess though they are a bunch of opposites in many ways: the ant so tiny-weeny and the elephant so humongous....I was looking at the fun side of your rendition about them, but too sad, they were absent today...:)

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  6. The language of the tree is different from the language of the skies. Nevertheless we can imagine that they can still communicate in their primitave ways.
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  7. a lesson for and of life. thank you. please have a good new week.

    daily athens

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  8. Lovely work...nature teaches us..we just don't learn the lesson...

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  9. nature teaches so well...thanks!!

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  10. Do you have a poem for us for your prompt, rivers?

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