What multitude of words!
Can't you hear them ring and echo,
sing, reflect, reverberate: verbose
sensation cast upon cognition
and half-remembered history!
Take their hands and dance with them!
Choose your words, and celebrate:
so doing, separate, and lose...
"That which is included defines, by its inclusion,
that which is excluded, which in turn consigns,
by its exclusion, that which is included to - "
recline? recluse? re-line? refuse? resign?
You choose. The meaning's in response.
Join their hands together, play a sentence,
line a london-bridge and all fall down!
Tripping rhythms turned on tethered tongue,
little beggar puns with lantern-lights,
smiling face of rhyme wrapped in old lace-
Oh, can't you hear them singing?