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A “feel good” poem for Tuesday: “Feel the Words”

December 18, 2018 3 comments

I wrote this yesterday, to share with Zane, as we head into the last week before Christmas. I still have a long list to prepare for the “big day” but I’m staying calm, breathing through the tasks and stopping to enjoy the process rather than race from project to project to “get it all done.”

My wish for you is to feel good these holidays, good about yourself, good about your achievements and good about all the words you read, including these:

Feel the Words

Reading words is a marvelous sensation;
They send meaning through their symbols,
Like: “the too cool fool likes to bend rules.”
Look at the flow of that phrase – sensational!

But can you feel the words of that line?
So round and smooth, oozing languor
With their breathiness through oo’d lips
And the shapes shift with that bend at the end.

Hearing words can be music to the ear;
They sooth and coo softly tickling cavities,
Prime rhymes make time for the inner drums
Softly vibrating, creating meaning in their tones.

The ears feel the words whispering through
The open channels piping directly to mind.
Each line finds a kind beat sending
A complete sense of wonder and wholeness.

Tasting words may seem an unusual thought;
The tongue gyrates, the throat vibrates
Creating the round sound conveying profound
Or simple notions from the poet’s mind.

The mouth feels the words echoing
The salty sweet sour spiciness,
Even sometimes bitterness in sharp contrast
To the long lasting repast of a full life.

 

 

 

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