may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Thursday, March 29, 2012

living within language

you see-we use sounds.and sight(art
in caves first(for ourselves(like fire
when we move into a tribal light(we have to agree
and language has rules which evolve(slowly-like stories
We do not understand Shakespeare
as a Warwickshire or London lad would in 1650
Texting has changed poetry
as social media has changed gossip
Language also changes tribes-expands
and alters their perimeters/so Chinese traders
and English privateers/East India Companies
export more than labels on products
(our worlds are wrapped like babies in languages-
interpretation allows survival.Verbal,visual cues
allow text to be performed.Words alone are bones
Flesh them with cultural /historical context
Minds come alive with empathic communication
Less grammar cages-more demotic conversations
Export your experiences every time you speak
Understanding and reception await unwrapping in linguistics..
We are what we speak
We become what we sing.

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