Where Words Go

Shall we see where words go,

shall we follow them down the rabbit-hole?

Chasing after them hither, thither and then

letting them go so that we can

chase after them again:

Wild words in their habitat,

untamed metaphors, predatory adjectives

that scathe and scorn

mock and disdain,

meld and compound and

are made new again:

To enchant and suborn

to make known to us our

own feelings, thoughts and..

once we’ve heard the words

express themselves,

once we’ve listened to them,

we re-enter the eternal quest;

Shall we see where words go,

Shall we follow them down the rabbit-hole?

1 thought on “Where Words Go

  1. VijayNair

    The fascination for words is an important facet of the poet’s aesthetics and craft.The poem deftly conveys this fascination.Love the allusion to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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