Word alchemist

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    ElmarieW

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    Word alchemist

    Post by ElmarieW on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 6:33 pm

    How blessed is the man
    who yields word-weapons
    so sharp
    so accurately calibrated
    instruments of precision
    and deep destruction
    that they can be used
    in abundance
    and in silence.

    How blessed is the poet
    who can fire his word missiles
    and, with assonance and lovely rhyme,
    describe the beauty of their movement
    through the nebulous fog of my mind.

    Oh how blessed is he
    to wield such power
    and mighty alchemy
    that the mixing of four letters
    could bring about such pain in me.

    I wish I had a shield
    or a thick castle wall…
    a trench or a basement
    some place to hide
    from the destruction…the fall.

    Alas,
    clever minds knew long ago
    that the pen is mightier than the sword
    it yields the force of an atom divided
    it brings down an eagle - in the midst of its flight
    it blacks out the sun and creates the night.

    How blessed you are
    when there, from afar
    you can shoot your alphabet arrows
    straight into my heart.

    Elmarie Westerink

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