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  Language Becoming...
by Odin Roark
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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As writers, we sometimes fear rocking the boat of language. But retained innocence never fears such waters.

Language Becoming…

To peer into an infant’s eyes
Is to peer into deep fathoms
Revealing a vast everything that was
Flooded by wellspring’s primordia reborn

Wading ashore
That place beyond the ebb and tide
Of a fog-shrouded shore
Waits the language of one’s making

Bonded by the unknown
Its sound is mercurial
Its images know little of their genesis
To touch the invitation
Is to be seared and frozen
Its aromatic essence
That of history’s musty pages
Reaching future’s vacuumous yearning

Its taste blends
A thesaurial palate with
Colors nameless
Arpeggios outside the key of anything
Flowered fragrances yet to bloom
Time’s serene touch of shadowed space

Such is the idiom of one’s creation
One’s imagination
The Berlitz of the mind
Language becoming
Even for those who cannot read



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Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/14/2012
i love 'The Berlitz of the mind'
even more than i love 'A thesaurial palate'
but this work is as one expects from you, Odin, a great
deal more than the sum of its parts or its persuasive
and original phrasing; how you think! this is splendid..again

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/14/2012
I am working with children right now in art class's and as usually I am learning more from them then they are learning from me. I also work in a grocery store where I get a lot of opportunites to just listen to what they are saying and how they are reacting to their surrundings....and working with young people...each day I am grateful for this as it keeps me young and my mind open to the words...
Reviewed by Shirley Houston 7/14/2012
Love, love, love this write, poet! U have empowered me to be!! Bravo!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 7/14/2012
Spacious is the language of the infant and beyond, and even the creation within itself is a language huge of the importance of YOU!
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 7/14/2012
T'is, you write with such depth, I surely enjoy reading them Odin. It is a language in itself, one easily read.


I must say this will become a favorite of mine

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