The poetry of language once
Began my love of words,
But poetry is giving way
To easiness in verbs.
I dedicate these simple lines
To those whose memories, like mine,
Allow for lit in lieu of lighted,
And shone instead of shined.
For we who strove instead of strived,
At least we’ve not been blessed with “drived”.
an irregular verb
In honor of World Poetry Day today, I offer
– by Gifford MacShane
how time does pass
and yet not dull
the thrill and silent words
the lightning glance
electric in its charm lives on
the swift and eerie message in the air
did touch my heart and lodge there
and rending now and then does still abide
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