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Errantry Poems

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Premium Member Poem Unmeant meanings T Wignesan Free verse Free verse errantry, imagery, meaningful, music, song,

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Unmeant meanings

 Unmeant meanings

	Words keep watch
      their eyes in the empty spaces
                                         	fingers feel their unformed faces

Can words mean what they were not meant for    all by   
even if they come clothed in nonentity 
     cuneiforms hieroglyphics ideophonograms 
               strokes signs signals sounds shapes silences squiggles squares squirms suctions squirts scuds screams squelches screeches screams          or sickening sobs

	words sum up fix errant thoughts
speak for all
	though in tongues without jousting knights
  errancy will not lead to errantry

Only the blind conceive their shape form posture 
	the staid but rumbunctious music of stilled hieroglyphs
   the pliability of ideograms caressed down rice paper
					their squiggly strands
the self-effacing hand-and-foot maidens 
		of matronly phrases
    some leaning awry  
                                           the calligrapher’s trembling hand
all all straining upright
	the custodians of invested stock
	foot-stools of pouting poets
		         the sum-total of coveted currencies
	exchanged stock variables 

Who would be hurt    knifes himself
			with meaningless words
         who would laugh 
		breaks out into song
	the sing-song stress and accent of vowels round and strong
   learns wayward steadfastness
              with his words
	           with words
			with the word
				with the world of wonder in
  always willing and wilful words

April 23, 1997
From the privately-pub. coll. (re-worked 2016): longhand notes (a binding of poems), Paris: 1999, 115p.
© T. Wignesan – Paris,  2016		

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