A Spot of Your Own

Written for:  dVerse Poetry Pub – Quadrille . . . and the most beautiful words are . . . 
(posted by Lillian)
“I was thinking about languages the other day when I discovered an interesting article on line. It was about the 70th anniversary of the British Council. They promote the learning of English around the world. To mark their anniversary, they commissioned a survey to identify the 70 most beautiful words in the English language. Now understand, English is not considered a romance language! None-the-less, the survey was given to 40,000+ people in 102 non-English speaking countries, although many of the folks understood the language. Do note, we don’t know which facet of “beautiful” each person identified with when taking the survey – IE the meaning of the word, the sound of the word, the look of the word????? In any case, the 10th most beautiful word in the English language was identified as tranquility. 

Watch water flow
beneath white, pink,
and yellow lotus
blossoms dancing on
swirling lily pads. Rest
your back against solid
trunk of old maple tree.
The only sounds you hear
are bird chirping, and the
occasional ripple of water.
You must be in Tranquility.

. . . and the most beautiful words are . . .

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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17 Responses to A Spot of Your Own

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Tranquility, indeed. Beautiful.


  2. memadtwo says:

    Water definitely inspires tranquility. (K)


  3. I love that here Tranquility is a place. You describe it so well.


  4. Mike Bayles says:

    Sarah, I like this poem. It has great imagery, and conjures relaxing thoughts.


  5. Searching for Tranquility
    We Are A Tree Roots Trunks
    Branches Limbs Leaves
    We Rise
    Fall and
    Leaves of Grass
    Whole Again We Breathe
    We Are
    Falling Tall..:)


  6. lillian says:

    You’re right! You must be! Thanks for taking me there!


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