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I love you
without modifiers,
without anything
additional, optional—

like the skeleton
of a sentence,
the essentials of meaning.

I love you
with nouns and verbs
and prepositions,

with the barest
of intentions,
a paring down
of poetry,

a grammar of my own design
in which everything
is integral
and necessary.
what is up with all of these love poems lately?

I also wrote my first spoken word poem today (!!!!!) and I'll work on getting that up on YouTube within the next couple of days. it's really personal and intense and I'm pretty proud of it.
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wallawallaw Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
a love poem for linguist... the thing is, they probably don't know anything about love... only how it is structures, focussed, worded in a text... they could analyse the text but never live the love
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toxic-nebulae Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Writer
...I don't understand how linguists are incapable of feeling love.
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:iconwallawallaw:
wallawallaw Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
happy birthday :airborne:

because they tend to overanalyze all signs... interpreting them as a sort of communication. they never just love, just feel... and they should do just that.
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shep4life Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
a grammar of my own design
in which everything
is integral
and necessary.


I love the concept behind this
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:icontoxic-nebulae:
toxic-nebulae Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Writer
:heart: thank you.
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shep4life Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome
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Rhetoricism Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Writer
A wonderful approach. Too often the 'overly florid' approach is taken, and exuberance and enthusiasm considered a valid substitute for precision and meaning. Well, this is the cure for all that :)
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:icontoxic-nebulae:
toxic-nebulae Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Writer
<3
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Spellspeaker Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ok I have read this like six or seven or twenty-three times by now and you are seriously an unfair human being
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toxic-nebulae Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student Writer
:blush:
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