Tag Archives: Language

Living Words – Paradox and Poetry

Complaint is easy, criticism facile, just as much as it is to say the obvious. So much harder is to say what cannot be said. Pointers on the way to the freeing power of paradox and poetry: Heraclitus………Gerard Manley Hopkins … Continue reading

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Saying Nothing

It is quite possible to say nothing, interminably. Indeed, this is the fault of almost all writing. Not simply the moronic inferno of the exponential growth of words launched into electronic space. It has always been so. Words die on … Continue reading

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RCR – The Language of Unsaying

It doesn’t matter which era you chose, nor place; there are always people saying the very same things. Now these people say that nothing can be said, and they go on saying it. They try to say the very same … Continue reading

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Zen and the Written Word

Every 2 weeks or so, at about sunrise, I walk an hour to the nearest village to catch the only bus to the nearest town to do my shopping. Unfortunately the bus does not make the return journey for several … Continue reading

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The Rational Animal?

What have we been given? What speaks this unspoken moment in silence? There is – within each of us whether we have experienced it or not, whether we even acknowledge it or not – something understood: Despair in a world … Continue reading

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Spiritual Materialism

Anything can be said and has been, endlessly. There is no end to words, they stream and branch, flow and tarry, rush and meander, always and everywhere on the way but never arriving. But all these words, the torrents that … Continue reading

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What to Say?

It’s always difficult to know quite what to say for there is simply no end to words; Scheherazade used this infinitude to stay her death in One Thousand and One Nights – words may very well run on forever without … Continue reading

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Words are not the World

All words lie that is their function they are the very absence of that which they would bring to presence in order to name existence! It has also been expressed as the finger pointing at the moon! It is not … Continue reading

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