Friday, January 27, 2012

FF55 1/27/12 Question

Can words form a home ?
Circle them, recite them,
pray them, write them- 
You can snap a whip and assign them
teachers do!

You can gather and assemble them
to entertain, or thrill. 
Poignancy in poems,
essays, opinions-
does all this get us through?  

Letters,  history
newsworthy- mystery;
short somewhat longer-
I love search and peruse...
             

10 comments:

Polly Janos said...

Perfectly prosed! Well done Izzy, having your way with words!

Brian Miller said...

i think that plenty of people have found a home in words...a safe place to be themselves...

Suz said...

I just love the word- peruse

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Words are powerful tools indeed.

Margaret said...

Can't help but think of Liza Dolittle exasperated with Words! words! words! .... dont' talk of love lasting through time... show me now!

...something like that (I've only watched that movie 100 times :)

hedgewitch said...

Yes, and it's hard to foreclose on them, too. As Dorothy said, There's no place like home.

TALON said...

They can be little runaways, too, can't they? But you've captured them perfectly, izzy!

G-Man said...

Izzy...
Without words we would just be Plankton...Existing without a purpose...Nothingness...Void
The Black Hole!
Thank God we DO have words.
And brilliant purveyors of them such as YOU.
Loved your use of 55 of them
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Lydia said...

You can snap a whip and assign them
teachers do!
...

Honestly, if I were a teacher I would have a discussion about this poem in class. There is so much here. I do think that words get us through...

Helena said...

Hell, yeah!