Some people talk to let you see
How beautiful their words can be,
And some, their meaning to convey,
But some to keep it hid away.
Some speak to win you to a cause
Some just to give one sweet repause,
Some speak to hurt, some to delight,
And some from anger, some from spite,
Some to amuse, some to annoy
And some to win their girl or boy.
Some speak to guide, some to command,
All these I well can understand.

But what of those with nothing on their mind
Who do not have an axe to grind,
But talk in time and out of time
To hear their lovely larynx chime?

From Divine Alchemy