Sicelo Sithole

Rookie (09 April 1986 / Durban, South Africa)

In My Own Dictionary

I did not find
A rounded meaning
for the word love
In my own dictionary
So perplexed
as I am now
Tomorrow I will go
a philosopher,
a criminal,
a counselor,
a linguist,
a pastor,
a janitor
a mathematician
and a five year old child
To hear
their views
On such
Fragile matters

Tuesday, March 10,2009 00: 37 AM

Submitted: Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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  • Rookie - 3 Points Diana Van Den Berg (3/12/2009 4:27:00 PM)

    Stunning! And I bet you will get the best answer from the five year old child - in the eyes if not the words as well!

    There is also an excellent, beautiful and true (long) definition in the Bible, in Corinthians II Chapter 13. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 130 Points Sidi Mahtrow (3/10/2009 7:29:00 AM)

    Ah, perhaps you should look into
    A book of synonymes (or maybe two)
    For there you will find that there is but one
    Word that best describes the feeling of man.
    As each one who seeks to find a way to express
    What can only be a sense, no more or less,
    Of a feeling between objects two
    (Even with an inanimate one will do.)

    My favorite is 'English Synonymes' by George Crabb, published in 1849 by Harper & Brothers.

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