In continuation from earlier… Some of the most evocative words are in languages other than English and have no direct equivalents – here are some which have struck a chord in me. I’m going to post them a couple at a time, with explanations, for you to savour.
And guys, feel free to contribute some more in languages you speak / know, which I can compile.
This week, who hasn’t felt this hasn’t lived… it’s the stuff that poetry is made of…only the French could come up with such a magically expressive phrase!
‘La douleur exquise‘ literally means “the exquisite pain”; its meaning has become something used to describe that indescribable pain of being hurt by the one you love.
For those interested, here are the earlier ones in this series: