The stanza talks about the beauty of language in the world we live in. Words have more power to create or destroy as the saying goes "Pen is mightier than the sword". One can choose to use his words wisely, to give comfort and warmth to others, to encourage and bring a smile on other people's faces. The same words also have the power to discourage or ruin people's happiness. One has to make a choice and an effort to make the best use of words.
Hello in different languages
The poet begins the poem by saying that one must "never let one's thoughts to wither away and die", just because he is not sure of the right way to express it. One must not let it fade away and disappear into the darkness of confusion, thinking that there is no way to put one's thoughts into a form that others can understand. Thoughts are unique to every individual. Thoughts have the power to create great magic. But in order to create this magic, thoughts have to transform into ideas, thereby making it a contribution to the society. This is possible only if the thoughts gain a form to it.
Words express thoughts
Thoughts gain a form through language. The poet feels that English is a wonderful language, to give form to words. English is like a game, which can be played by anyone who wants to. Every word or sentence gains meaning as a result of the rules of this game. The language is compared to a game because it is like a puzzle or a crossword, where one identifies the question or thought and connects it to the appropriate word. The poet says it is very easy to picturize one's thoughts, as all one has to do is to match the words in the language with the brightest thoughts in one's mind.
The English language
By considering a language as a game, and matching each word with the respective thoughts, they are expressed clearly and truthfully. There is no fear of miscommunication. When thoughts are understood by other people, the goal of the person is achieved and it can further be implemented into reality. The poet calls this process of thoughts becoming action as "Handsomely groomed and fed", as he is comparing it to a person who is well clothed and fed. Such a person exhibits a special charm over the others. Similarly, words which are clearly expressed satisfies its true purpose of conveying the right meaning.
It is important that one expresses his/her thoughts clearly and precisely with the appropriate words because there are a lot of things that are unsaid and not expressed in this world. This is due to people not being able to express their views and thoughts clearly. The poet wishes that these unsaid things that hold a lot of beauty in it be made into a more beautiful idea, by giving shape to one's thoughts using the power of words in a language.
The poet talks about the importance of words in a language to communicate, and give one's inner thoughts a form. Without words, humans would find it really difficult to express their thoughts and feelings. Words give form to our inner selves. Words have the power to change any situation. Words help a violent situation to turn into a calm conversation and vice versa. Like the famous poet, Rumi says "One must raise his words and not his voice, for it is rain that grows flowers and not thunder".
Words can create or destroy
The poet says that words are the food and dress of thought because food and clothing are the most necessary things that a person needs. Without it, one may not be able to lead a normal life. Similarly, without words, thoughts are useless, as they cannot be communicated to others and put into action. Words give thoughts a proper form, just like a body gives shape to human life. It makes the thoughts swing into action.
Every individual in this world has a need to feel loved and appreciated. Life offers both joy and sorrow to people. During times of difficulties, it feels good to hear a kind word that offers comfort to the mind. One never knows what the other person is going through, and therefore, it is better to smile and use kind words to talk to each other. A student feels good when his teacher appreciates his work. A mother feels good when her family thanks her for her effort and care. Thus one kind word can change someone's entire day, without even us realizing it.
Power of Kind words
Words are compared to a supreme being that has the power to release the thoughts, that are arrested in the back of one's mind. When one has various thoughts, he/she has visions of it with his eyes. But if he does not use the right words to explain it to the other person, it does not become a reality. Words free these thoughts from the mind that is holding it back in and gives it a new meaning. When it comes to reality, we may be surprised by the beauty or the impact of it. It would make us wonder why he had refrained from putting it into words. Our thoughts, when put into words, can surprise us by the magic it creates.
Words are important to express one's thoughts