A Quick Read! Posted byTricia SankeyJanuary 7, 2023Posted inUncategorized Written for Twitter #vss365 I swallowed your wordsfull of #fearwithout rhymenever a capitalized ioh how they lingeredshrunk me downuntil I slid right off the pageAnd closed the book.#vss365#fear pic.twitter.com/Co3xtYR9er— Tricia (@triciasankey) January 7, 2023 Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestTumblrMoreLinkedInEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related Published by Tricia Sankey Plays with words in her free time. View more posts
27 thoughts on “A Quick Read!”
The last six lines are awesome!
Thanks, great to hear! ♥️🙏♥️
So beautiful! Your video presentation is superb👌👌👌
Thanks! Short and sweet today! 🥰
Wow the detail here is just sublime! What a perfect piece…truly!! I’m always marveled at how much power you capture in a few short lines. AMAZING, Tricia!!!
Thanks, Grace! This was another older poem I tweaked after I found the video to work with from picmonkey. So happy you enjoyed it! 🥰 (I just saw your comment wondering if this one disappeared, no worries, they all get held for approval by me, so sometimes doesn’t show up for a little bit!)
A great ending causing me to smile. Well done, Tricia!
Great to hear, Frank! ☺️💓
love those slinky words and uncapitalized is growing on me (slowly, I’m old school).
Thanks so much! 💝 Yes, it’s come in vogue, but really the capitalized I is empowering! But I get that poets want to break rules ☺️
Very cool! 😎
Did you know only in the English language is the pronoun “I” capitalized (unless used at the beginning of a sentence)? Not sure where I’m going with that little bit of info but it seemed important at the time. Loved this, Tricia!
I hadn’t thought about that, it would be interesting to dig further into why English has the rule. Glad you enjoyed and appreciate the observation!! 💝
I’d love to read what you find out. I’ll have to do a little research of my own.
this is what I found after googling: As capitalization rules evolved after the invention of the printing press in the 1700s, the letter I retained its capitalization, but none of the personal pronouns received the same special treatment.
Looks like it goes way back. English really is a language that has evolved over time!
And this is what I found: The letter I continues to be capitalized in English because it is the only single-letter pronoun.
Makes sense but I wonder if it’s a single letter pronoun in any other language?
Yes, I saw it had something to do with pronouns. I think it’s just an English quirk. We are quirky folk! 😆
Sometimes closing the book is for the best!
Better than staying stuck in a sad story, for sure! Thanks, Ingrid! 💓
ooooh loved this.. “slid off the page and closed the book”.
Great imagery Tricia! 👏
Thanks, Cindy! ♥️🌺🌷🌺♥️
Happy New year dear Tricia and I am listening to your poetry site on YouTube.
Thanks, happy to have you!! ♥️🙏♥️
Thank you dear Tricia.