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January 27, 2011
By Tarielle BRONZE, Rockville, Maryland
Tarielle BRONZE, Rockville, Maryland
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I wish I could
open you like a book,
read your life
scroll through an
index of your thoughts,
study the glossary
of your slang;
practice the pronunciation
of your expressions,
analyze the etymology
of your smile.
I would examine you
and armed with
my careful study
have not a word
more of vocabulary
to explain the conundrum of my heart.
love, n., v., the sum of all the words in the dictionary at once;
the act of having this feeling. [Origin: unknown, possibly the beginning of time.]

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Inspired by linguistics, language and dictionaries.

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aphids77 said...
on Jan. 7 2012 at 11:18 am
aphids77, Holly Springs, North Carolina
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What a great, original way to write a love poem. Really good. Thanks for sharing.