Dictionaries
 
You with your secrets locked up inside
Miniscule forests carved out of throbbing pines
Page by page, word by word, answers by answers
Intelligence is your menu, your digestion
 
I move toward you with salivating lips
My worldly hunger, my escalating dreams
Our intimate times, my endearing moments
Not enough days to know all about you
 
Yet you sit on my shelf and play with me
My tears, my mumblings, my futilities
Your sovereignty, so overbearing, so intimidating
For I, the forsaken, in search of some of you
 
Your words upon each other, one vast ocean
And I, an enchanted sailor, ask of your mercy
Lead me to your shores, hidden by the mist
All I need of you is one love poem
Please, please, please

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Nelson D Reyes
almost 4 years

My English, my second language, needs all the words stacked between your covers - mortar to the brick and block of my thoughts - indeed you are a cherished friend Mr. Merriam-Webster (and company).
Loved this one Robert. That love poem? I just read it!

mahathi
almost 4 years

Profound

Robert L. Martin
almost 4 years

Thank you, Catherine. I guess dictionaries speak in volumns

C.R.Stanger
almost 4 years

HA....love this

Parker Jennings
about 4 years

Reading the dictionary is perhaps one of the most illuminating reads I can recommend. I would consider it a sacrosanct intention of the true poet to understand his or her language with the utmost dedication, to understand its ironies and weaknesses as well as its strengths and beauty. The dictionary is a very helpful tool in this pursuit

Robert L. Martin
about 4 years

Hi Charlotte. I have to look up a lot of words. I love learning them and wish I would have done that much earlier in my life.

Charlotte B. Williams
about 4 years

What would we do without the dictionary, I can see you're very learned. Your vocabulary is amazing

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