T. (no first name) Wignesan

Unmeant Meanings - Poem by T. (no first name) Wignesan

Unmeant meanings

Words keep watch

their eyes in the empty spaces
fingers feel their unformed faces

Can words mean what they were not meant for all by
even if they come clothed in nonentity
cuneiforms hieroglyphics ideophonograms
strokes signs signals sounds shapes silences squiggles squares squirms suctions squirts scuds screams squelches screeches screams or sickening sobs

words sum up fix errant thoughts
speak for all
though in tongues without jousting knights
errancy will not lead to errantry

Only the blind conceive their shape form posture
the staid but rumbunctious music of stilled hieroglyphs
the pliability of ideograms caressed down rice paper
their squiggly strands
the self-effacing hand-and-foot maidens
of matronly phrases
some leaning awry
the calligrapher's trembling hand
all all straining upright
the custodians of invested stock
foot-stools of pouting poets
the sum-total of coveted currencies
exchanged stock variables

Who would be hurt knifes himself
with meaningless words
who would laugh
breaks out into song
the sing-song stress and accent of vowels round and strong
learns wayward steadfastness
with his words
with words
with the word
with the world of wonder in
always willing and wilful words

April 23,1997
From the privately-pub. coll. (re-worked 2016) : longhand notes (a binding of poems) , Paris: 1999,115p.
© T. Wignesan - Paris, 2016

Topic(s) of this poem: poetic expression

Form: Free Verse

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