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! ! Reaching For The Dictionary

Rating: 2.9

That efficient movement of the arm –
let it be without impatience,
watched, aware, even graceful –

does not feature in a ballet,
or a film; although it could;
unlikely to be described in a novel;

and as for poetry… no poem yet,
no ode yet owed, to that word-hoard

with which, indirectly, poets live and breathe
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David Taylor 08 February 2008

Michael, such a gentle wealth of words...... David

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Mary Gordley 08 February 2008

Dictionary or not, I don't think I have ever had pause to question your selection or placement of a single word. This was great fun to read.

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Not just because it's my favourite book in the world (and that in turn is not just because my father used to bribe me with chocolate to read and absorb a page a day) ... this is one of the most beautifully composed, serene, absorbing pieces I have ever read. Hell, I'd even prefer it over some of Eliot, and you know that from me there is no bigger compliment. And I'll bet you wrote it in five seconds prompted by reaching for a dictionary, too... though why you would ever need to look up a word I can't imagine, since you know them all already. t x

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Emancipation Planz 07 February 2008

Word-hoard; word-whore; similies; pass the Thesaurus please...

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