Lest we forget
Lest we lapse
Lest we stumble
Lest we fail
Our minds held tight
with details so vivid
we are no longer ignorant
of our past, collectively
We are responsible now
to pass on the knowledge
we’ve arduously gained
With the passing of Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz survivor, yesterday, I’ve been moved to mention him in this beautiful month of beautiful words.
As a survivor of the Holocaust, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to keep this horrific act in our vernacular. By teaching others of his experiences, which eventually led to the building of the US Holocaust Memorial and Museum, he has built a legacy for future generations to learn from.
His ability to give himself and others grace and space, his story lives on.
In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words
“Much like the colors of the skies, every language is beautiful in its own way—the way they sound and how each word fits perfectly in a poem, a story, or a musical piece. And sometimes we find ourselves wishing how delightful it would be if we could learn those languages by heart and use them in our craft.
That is why Maria of Doodles and Scribbles and Rosema of A Reading Writer have invited you to join their July blog event, Word-High July. They have teamed up to give you a whole month worth of prompts and since we are both #ProudlyPinay, these 30 beautiful Filipino words below will serve as the prompt for each day of the month.
Disclaimer: These words and these photos are from a lovely article by BuzzFeed titled “36 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The Philippine Language”. All credits goes to them.”
…and the rules…
“Here are the five easy steps to join Word-High July:
- Write or create a post inspired or about the Filipino word prompts.
- A post can be anything. A poem, a fiction, a six-word tale, or even a photo. It’s all up to you.
- Linkback/create a pingback to this post. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do it.
- Tag your post with WordHighJuly, so your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
- Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know).
Come join Maria and Rosema in appreciating the beauty of the Filipino language.
Let the #WordHighJuly commence! “