Fw: PEACE THROUGH LANGUAGE(s) : A poem-plea

Francisco Gomes de Matos fcgm at hotlink.com.br
Tue Aug 9 21:39:42 UTC 2005


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Dell Hymes 
To: Francisco Gomes de Matos 
Sent: Monday, July 04, 2005 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: PEACE THROUGH LANGUAGE(s) : A poem-plea


Dear Francisco Gomas de Matos,

        Your two poems (of Friday and Saturday)
reached me today (Monday), and I am very glad to 
have them.  Thank you for your joining language(s)
with the need for peace!

                Sincerely,

                Dell Hymes
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Francisco Gomes de Matos 
  To: dhymes at adelphia.net 
  Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2005 7:43 PM
  Subject: Fw: PEACE THROUGH LANGUAGE(s) : A poem-plea



  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Francisco Gomes de Matos 
  To: a.barbash at unesco.org 
  Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 1:32 AM
  Subject: Fw: PEACE THROUGH LANGUAGE(s) : A poem-plea



  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Francisco Gomes de Matos 
  To: Evelin Gerda Lindner 
  Cc: Francisco Gomes de Matos 
  Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 1:18 AM
  Subject: PEACE THROUGH LANGUAGE(s) : A poem-plea


  PEACE THROUGH  LANGUAGE(s) :  A  poem-plea
  by Francisco Gomes de Matos, an applied peace linguist
  from Recife,Brazil


  What is Language ? A mental marvel
  Used for   all  kinds   of   meaning-making
  But how to  integrate  languages
  Into the  blessed marvel of   Peace-making ?

  By  avoiding  verbal abuse
  And  aggressive  acts  of Discourse
  So that  our  intended meanings
  Are  free  from  a  collision   course

  Being communicatively friendly
  In speaking,reading,writing,or signing
  By  interacting with persons and groups
  And  linguistically  dignifying

  For all  languages  to shine
  Deep inside the human soul
  Let´s  promote  peaceful  language
  A  global,permanent  goal

  Assuring everyone the Right to Learn
  Is a universal priority
  Learning to communicate peacefully
  Is  also a vital necessity

  Language use can be loaded
  As a weapon  ,some might say
  Instead  , give it PeacePower
  As the true humane way

  As language users, we are all  different
  But there´s one role  where alike we  can be
  As committed peaceful language users
  Let´s have faith : A kinder  world  we will  see





















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