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My virtue is that I say what I think, my vice that what I think doesn't amount to much.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

"His Love of Semicolons"

The comma is comely, the period, peerless,
but stack them one atop
the other, and I am in love; what I love
 is the end that refuses to stop,
the promise that something will come in a moment
 though the saying seem all said;
a grammatical afterlife, fullness that spills
 past the fullstop, not so much dead
as taking a breather, at worst, stunned;
 the sentence regroups and restarts,
its notation bespeaking momentum, its silence
 dividing the beats of a heart.
-Amit Majmudar 
Via Grit in the Gears

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