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Below is the poem entitled Wordsmiths which was written by poet Stephen Parker. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Words reside alone in time and space;
Only sentient minds their roots trace.
Etymologists bring accents, forms to the surface;
Lexicographers establish a chronological base.
In dark, library basements, archivists file in database;
In academic institutes, linguists their value appraise.
Calligraphers, Engravers with artistic touch glaze.

Phrases the syntactical bridge brace,
and cultured interlocutor platforms grace.
Idioms the colloquial strains do lace;
Sages their poignant advice encase.
Ethnographers stride where lingua francas interface.
Truisms sculpt a vernacular face;
Politicians their trite maxims raise.

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  1. Date: 4/25/2013 8:16:00 PM
    Very clever and well thought out poem.