Poetry

The Wonderful words – english poem, by Mary O’Neill, NCERT Course, Class-VI

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The Wonderful Words

          Imagine a world without language. All humans speak at least one language. The words we speak bring out our thoughts. Read the following poem on words.

                      Never let a thought shrivel and die
                      For want of a way to say it
                      For English is a wonderful game
                      And all of you can play it.

                      All that you do is match the words
                      To the brightest thoughts in your head
                      So that they come out clear and true
                      And handsomely groomed and fed–
                      For many of the loveliest things
                      Have never yet been said.

                      Words are the food and dress of thought
                      They give it its body and swing
                      and everyone’s longing today to hear
                      Some fresh and beautiful thing:
                      But only words can free a thought
                      From its prison behind your eyes
                      May be your mind is holding now
                      A marvellous new surprise!

                                                                                        MARY O’NEILL

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