Worte, wie Blumen

"Language is the flower of the mouth," according to Martin Heidegger, and it is "[i]n language that the earth blossoms toward the bloom of the sky."

"When the word is called the mouth's flower and its blossom," he continues, "we hear the sound of language rising like the earth." 

(Martin Heidegger in "The Nature of Language" lecture, 1958 (via Christopher Bracken, Magical Criticism [Chicago: U of Chicago Press, 2007], 19.)


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