Saturday, March 23, 2013

Excerpts: Portmanteau

Portmanteau Redux

You discover words
Wingèd, feathered, plumed,
Rare epideictic birds
By love consumed:

Verbs that strut, compete, prance,
To enhance survival’s dance;
Species of nouns and their adjectival adjuncts:
Small singing leaves of lexicons
Crisp with adverbs and pronouns:
Self-replicating multiplexes:
Multilingual reflexes,
Gene pools reflected
In words elected by the tribes,
Collected, corrected by the scribes.

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