Black Poetry : Questions Of Language

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  1. WindWalker

    WindWalker Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    QUESTIONS OF LANGUAGE


    Did we used to speak without sound,
    gently, softly,
    using the central nervous system
    to send forth thoughts
    until alphabets were invented;
    forced upon a mind's normal way
    of sharing ideas?

    Did someone become bored
    with brain waves communication,
    "thinking up" the concept
    of guttural utterances
    as a more profound way
    to say one’s say?

    Do we give credit
    to the writers of the Bible
    and re-read once again the tale
    of failed Babel: where a god in fear
    comes down to confuse,
    throwing forth a multitude of languages
    to cause dissent?

    Perhaps some enterprising scribe,
    out of work, with tears in eyes,
    realized he could not, ever
    pen down our thoughts
    unexpressed by words?

    A controller, a conqueror,
    knowing that without words
    no record of his misdeeds
    would remain to throw fear
    in the hearts of a struggling,
    evolving
    race of beings?

    Is this trying to tell us
    that languages in any tongue
    are not a natural result of evolution
    but un-natural interference?

    Can you read my thoughts on this?
     
  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    POET!

    if it were possible, this space would be "blank"...

    Hear me speaking volumes as I rise in Standing Ovation

    teach!

    a
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    I agree wit Alyce

    very well done as i jump for woooweeee!!!
     
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