Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Words: Audible, Edible

Let It Snow! & Alphabet Soup
by Susan Branch

"Antiphanes said merrily,
that in a certain city the cold was so intense
that words were congealed as soon as spoken,
but that after some time
they thawed and became audible;
so that the words spoken in winter
were articulated next summer."

Plutarch, (46 - 120)
1st Century Biographer
born Greek but later became a Roman citizen

Waiting for the Thaw

1 comment:

  1. Don't we all wish sometimes that words we say would freeze and then we could take them back before they thaw? Or, even better, we could freeze the words of a loved one and keep them forever. I love the snowman border, too. Especially the one at the bottom that's lying down. I never thought of a snowman lying down.