Anonymous Olde English

The Bookworm - Poem by Anonymous Olde English

A moth, I thought, munching a word.
How marvellously weird! a worm
Digesting a man's sayings --
A sneakthief nibbling in the shadows
At the shape of a poet's thunderous phrases --
How unutterably strange!
And the pilfering parasite none the wiser
For the words he has swallowed.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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