Ananta Madhavan


Pincer Movement


I long for the power of speech
Through words which are names
Distinct for each thing and each
Act in our contrary games.


I long for the power to reach
Your mind with a clear-cut
Message with one meaning, which
Will register as such, but


Instead, I am forced to beseech
Many-powered words to lend
Two meanings to my speech
To pincer your multiple mind.

Submitted: Saturday, April 12, 2014

Topic of this poem: poetry


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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I chose the quatrain stanza, with 'a, b' rhymes to convey
both the pattern and the limitless scope of word-craft in expressing a feeling.

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