MR. THESAURUS

Thank you,

Peter Roget.

 

Buried there

On Threadneedle Street

 

Under words complete,

Undone and hyphened.

 

Deciphering a garble

With meticulous

 

Devotion—

A laundering and

 

Folding, a

Putting away neatly

 

Of well-worn pronouns,

Tucked in discreetly

 

Between verbs fleeting

And mating with

 

Respectable nouns!

The gowns of phrases

 

(Quotations by sages

World-renowned)

 

Are interjected

For inspection,

 

Re-direction, inflection—

Positive selection

 

Shall be made.

I imagine your head

 

Wide of crown,

Filled to rattling,

 

Could be shook

As for pepper

To spice the tongue

Of its mentor

 

With explicit

And well-ordered twaddle.

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