Though these days the term wordmonger refers to "a writer or speaker who uses language pretentiously or carelessly," please join me in proposing a new meaning. A fishmonger appreciates and promotes fish, therefore, a wordmonger does the same for words.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Inspire

Inspire


I’ll keep this post short, as I’m hoping you’ll all take the time to listen to this performance piece by fifteen year-old poet, Noah St, John. I ran into it on fellow SCBWI member, Lee Wind’s blog & found Noah to be an inspiration.

Inspire came to English in the 1350s in the form of enspiren & primarily meant to fill the mind or heart with grace. I hope you’re able to eke out six minutes to watch it. I also hope it fills your mind or heart with grace.

 




My thanks go out to this week’s sources the OED, Lee Wind’s Blog & Etymonline,


5 comments:

  1. This kid's performance and writing sure does grace the heart and mind! I've shared this on FaceBook. Thanks for posting it!

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  2. Yeah, it's pretty awesome. Glad it moved you, too!
    best,
    Lee

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  3. I saw this last week. It is inspiring. So young, so wise. I think he will go far in his life.

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  4. Hi Anne, Lee, Steve & Christine,
    Thanks. I'm so glad he's getting some buzz. The triumph of a family's love, even with all the quirks inherent in the word family, really is a thing to behold.

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