Adjectives and states of being

November 13, 2013 § 2 Comments


States of mind.  Verbs stripped of action, consigned to denoting modifications of state, being, and mood.  Within this, future lessons in grammar, as the labyrinth grows ever more entangled for those foolhardy enough to attempt to learn this language.  And within these short, snappy descriptors are codes for other states, other moods that defy attempts to describe, define, or confine.

Much has been read in recent days, but little shall be discussed.  Some thoughts are best left within one’s own mind, mutable as it may be.  I suspect that even months later, Leopardi’s scribblings may be influencing mine. 

Paraphrasing, one critic whose name I forget or mayhap never existed, recasts an original, creating a doubling effect that may reverberate better with those with acute listening skills.  Yet who ever really attempts to understand a work well enough to reinterpret it, to sing it anew, perhaps with a better voice?

Ultimately, we strip ourselves back down to adjectives, words now largely devoid of the active energy that drove us in times past.


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