Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Word-wary

“Throw me a word,”
I tell a friend,
a friend's friend,
an invisible friend.

He deliberates,
I wait, impatient.
A new message,
“The word's word.”

No character, no person,
No emotion, no action,
How do I make a
poem of the word?

A words-wary
wordsmith, I am;
No word-playing
Wordsworth!

Ah! the wordbooks:
the dictionary,
the glossaries,
the thesaurus.

Terms, meanings,
definitions, uses,
verbs, nouns,
idioms and phrases.

Copious vocabulary,
I read, I imbibe,
but the words I want
don't come my way.












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