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Words For It

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I wish I could take language
And fold it like cool, moist rags.
I would lay words on your forehead.
I would wrap words on your wrists.
“There, there,” my words would say-
Or something better.
I would ask them to murmur,
“Hush” and “Shh, shh, it’s all right.”
I would ask them to hold you all night.
I wish I could take language
And daub and soothe and cool
Where fever blisters and burns,
Where fever turns yourself against you.
I wish I could take language
And heal the words that were the wounds
You have no names for.
Words For It
Julia Cameron

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Written by Mackenzie Rollins

February 6, 2009 at 9:58 am

Posted in Uncategorized

6 Responses

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  1. that’s so nice and quelling to imagine, sigh, thank you Julia and Kenz…

    heather

    February 6, 2009 at 12:09 pm

  2. oh i love this very very much

    6YearMed

    February 6, 2009 at 12:30 pm

  3. wow. this is amazing. good to hear this.

    laceyhearty

    February 6, 2009 at 2:05 pm

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    February 6, 2009 at 2:09 pm

  5. love this. i heard it on the writers’ almanac a while ago and i almost went off the road.

    elnellis

    February 6, 2009 at 3:27 pm

  6. That was the most beautiful poem. I don’t have anything to say about it except that it was perfect and beautiful.

    Faith Hampton

    June 17, 2009 at 6:02 pm


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