Sunday, February 26, 2017

Words Can Only Describe

 Words Are Not Real 

 Words describe
 but are not things 
 in themselves
 except for 
 occasional magic 
 when sound and rhythm 
 combine to make 
 an incantation 
 known as poetry 

An incantation or enchantment is a charm or spell created using words.The term derives from Latin "incantare" (tr.), meaning "to chant (a magical spell) upon," from in- "into, upon" and cantare "to sing". 
Considered by many to be the most perfect poem in the English language, Coleridge's poem Kubla Khan sings with its own enchanting music.
 Kubla Khan 
 A Vision In A Dream 
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan 
A stately pleasure-dome decree: 
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran 
Through caverns measureless to man 
   Down to a sunless sea. 
...with music loud and long, 
I would build that dome in air, 
That sunny dome! those caves of ice! 
And all who heard should see them there, 
And all should cry, Beware! Beware! 
His flashing eyes, his floating hair! 
Weave a circle round him thrice, 
And close your eyes with holy dread 
For he on honey-dew hath fed, 
And drunk the milk of Paradise.

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