Friday, 4 July 2014

Writing versus conversation

“Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come the most unsought for are commonly the most valuable.” ~ Francis Bacon

Today I thought about this quote and decided to follow it's advice, this is what happened.

Dictated or Articulated?

What’s writing for, that elsewise could be said?
Disgorging echoes grown inside the head.
To distribute the printed words instead,
Is asking for endorsement, more widespread.

When ink is forged on insubstantial pages,
The contemplated subject can take ages.
Studied discourse, structured well in stages,
But, too late to fire or quell another’s rages.

Discussion, though is ebb and flow of speech,
At every turn a new chance to beseech.
The written word, that even time can’t bleach,
Must carefully consider how to teach.

So, think carefully when preaching to your troops,
And ponder more when diarising scoops.
But most of all, when one exhorts to groups,
Judge well before you publicise it.

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