A Picture of Words

A picture of words

Built a syllable at a time

A landscape of nouns

Growing inescapable and fast

A house of verbs

Constructed from the atom

A path of paragraphs

Leading to the whole

A garden of letters

Blooming into structures known

A fence of grammar

Constraining, territories marked

A tree of syntax

Branches high, roots low

A sky of metre

Hidden in the beat of wings

A mountain of meaning

Within a base of abstraction

A river of knowledge

Encoded in a symbolism of mind

Posted: Thursday, October 15th, 2009 @ 9:31 am
Categories: Poems.
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3 Responses to “A Picture of Words”

  1. Snell-Pym » A Picture of Words Says:

    […] have put the poem A Picture of Words on Turquoise Monster – the poem is about the structure of language and is a play on ‘A picture […]

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    […] This weekend 12-13 Dec 2009 in Bristol there is an Unconference part of the uncraftivism weekend and I am going to be reading some of my poems that I think appropriate! Like [The Programmer’s Lament]http://turquoise.monsters.wigglypets.co.uk/?p=44) and A Picture of Words. […]

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