Thoughts: William Wordsworth’s poetry tended to be lengthy and sometimes verbose. Detractors gave him an unkind nickname. They called him Wordswords.
Most people could not quote a line of Wordsworth’s poetry. Most people could quote a line – or many – of Emily Dickinson’s poetry. She used words sparingly and exquisitely.
“I never spoke with God,
Nor visited in heaven;
Yet certain am I of the spot
As if the chart were given.”
Discussion: What careless remark that you heard years ago do you still remember?
Activity: Remember that some words you say today could warm someone’s heart.
Devotional from Word at Home August 2017
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