Words fall in and words fall out they're just like you and me. Some get on and some are wrong, some are right right from the start - some have drawn the humble part. Most get by, though some are fly and take us for a ride. Some will mourn the loss sustained when some old meaning died. Some pair up and some are cliquey, some are bonding, some are hippy. The poet threads them into strings to sing of things that nature brings. Some trickle from the poet's pen like an escape of gas: alto, tenor, contrabass. The painter's brush with blobs and flicks, the maestro's booms and clicks, the wine press of the poet's mind all turn words to fluid thought, each of its special kind. Graffiti give them second birth. Alive they are, and doing well in the bowels of the earth. Some jump up and some fall down (they're frail as frail can be), some will build their holy city, some a Godless town; some are writing their new rules - see the way the meaning spools out beyond the shitty. Some will dance and others prance, meanings come (though most by chance), other meanings go, carried in the awful flow to worlds that hardly spare a glance and hardly want to know.
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Tuesday, 30 October 2012
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Words are what words are. They are versatile, meaningful all on their own strength! Nicely Dave!
A different song in your dance today, I see.
the wine press of the poet's mind...i love that turn of phrase man....smiles....so cool and true...and i am rather fond of graffiti as well...words and their play have taken my heart....nice verse dave....
You have brought words to life, Dave! I enjoyed this.
Ah words Dave - what would we bloggers do without them?
Simply a delight from the beginning to the end. Made to be read aloud. I won't resist, and after these end-of- October holidays, will read it in class.
Some days I love the elasticity of words, and others it bothers me. Today your homage to them is a delight. Thank you.
No they're not, not always: they can be tricky, subversive things. They waylay you sometimes and hit you over the head. You have to distinguish between the friendly and the deceivers, the wolves in sheep's clothing!
And again this morning... I hope you will agree.
I too have a soft spot for graffiti. it tensds to be more vigorous than a lot of published stuff.
Thank you. Very kind and much appreciated.
The Weaver of Grass
Draw pictures? Go back to hieroglyphic diagrams? That's what the manufacturers are doing for their so-called manuals these days!
You possibly can't imagine what a great good feeling this gives me. I do miss the classroom at times. At least I can now feel I shall be back there for this occasion at least by extension. Hearty thanks.
The Elephant's Child
And thank you. Yes, I do know what you mean. The elasticity is both part of their glory and part of their potential downfall.
This is so clever - you are on a roll = I love the beginning and the flow - and the rather physical black holely sort of end. And I too appreciate the energy of the graffitti here - though there's really a time and place for it - I hate seeing it in Venice for example. k.
Words, words, words! Capricious, little creatures. Sometimes I think they're live beings, watching us from the print page, seeing us suffer and agonise over them. Marvellous poem. Many thanks.
Greetings from London.
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