For Mateo

By Salty Ships

He traces Octavio Paz
with a native tongue 
from the tent of my trembling knees
to a hollow
where stunted linguistics 
do nothing to muddle meaning 
and we demolish the Tower Of Babel
using sounds that form no words.


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Copyright 2014 Salty Ships
Published on Friday, February 7, 2014.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • A former member wrote: Very emotional and creative piece!... :)

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, TropicalSnowstorm (1712)By person wrote:

    "we demolish the Tower Of Babel using sounds that form no words" - love that word picture! Hope the one you are thinking of "every time" doesn't find out...or is that the point? You have an excellent poetic style and I am so happy to have a new piece to read from you! Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • FadedBlues On Saturday, February 8, 2014, FadedBlues (3046)By person wrote:

    ...beautiful. sounds outside of language are musical...

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