A Dictionary (Revised Version) - Poem by Sathya Narayana
An eager beginner's trusted cicerone
in the gossamer of abecedarian warrens;
an ever-flowing brook beside a book-worm
slaking his never-ending thirst for a fresh idiom;
a writer's permanent bed-side companion
on and on, blooming in him
ano a poet's handy spice-box of imagery
for use ready in his verse-cuisine!
Yes, it is the Dictionary; our warehouse of vocabulary!
A word anew when learned opens wide the gates
to the splendid new world of ken and acumen.
Let us master the word, its usage and spirit
right and perfect and offer to our fellow men
our best message, sweet, yet candid and straight!
O'dear English, the million-word-rich treasure...
you are the language making this world, one world,
the golden cord connecting the humanity, bead by bead.
When we find you; we conquer this planet for sure!
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