Finding the Word

by Diana Mary Sitek (March 2021)
 
No, No, O God!, Charles Demuth, 1918

 

Our specie of words is profaned
In deviant lexicon.
Skites of verbiage at the troughs of power
Mutilate each word, poke mockery at wit
In cloven footnotes of malign annotation.

Ditch the word-midden.
The fabled city on the hill still shines
Among the riches of our ancient etymons.
Preserve the tongue's response
And bring to light the word that's hidden.

 

 
 
 
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Diana Mary Sitek was born in Australia and has lived in the USA since 1999. She has been writing poetry off and on most of her life and has contributed articles to American Thinker.
 
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1 Mar 2021
Send an emailCarl Nelson
I liked it. Had to look up etymon.

5 Mar 2021
Send an emailHoward Nelson
Decoding, for me, your obtuse art arcane, to say my most at least, is a pain. Was it a paean intended, or, complex dyslexic verbiage and nounage ... quite unsane? Is it my ignorance or delusion profusion producing illusion? M’aidez, SVP.

8 Mar 2021
Send an emailKirby Olson
Nice!!


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