Any last words?

Day 2 theme:  words

When I get to these last ten words, I always cry.


Shannon said...

Oh I could write a whole post about poignant lines, particularly final lines. I like the one in HP7 with the exchange between Snape and Dumbledore:
"After all this time?"
"Always," said Snape.

Ah, it chokes me up.

Jared and Megan said...

I read a post on this final line, and the poster was trying to say why this final sentence was poignant because they were sort of replying to someone else who'd started a topic about why the final words were stupid, like saying, "pass the butter" (which can also be poignant, at least in my opinion). Anyway, one of the things they said, that stuck with me, was that the final words reminded him of a friend who'd come home from war. Draw from that what you will.

Janeite42 said...

Megan, I agree. I suppose the poignancy comes (or not) from one's understanding of a situation and from the prior experiences one brings to that situation. It reminds me of Jacques Prévert's poem "Déjeuner du matin", which is so simple and full of routine and mundane actions that at first appear to be so unimportant, but when you get to the end and read the last few lines it's almost like a punch in the face. But a very sad punch in the face.

Jared and Megan said...

YES. I love poems like that. Well, maybe love is the wrong word... but they punch me in the face. Yes, I know what you mean. I should read that poem.

Duableat is my second word. Makes me think of a couple of singing sheep.