Wednesday, September 05, 2007


Turn or coin?

To turn a phrase--is it like turning a breech baby, artfully from the outside so she comes out right? Or is it like turning lathe work: revolution, edge, pressure and sanding to make shape? Or is it that to turn, turn, will be our delight?

To coin a phrase--is that what we meant/mint? A two year old coins words: macaroni is money; panties are monies. A girl hears scarecrow for scherzo; a boy says Dark Elevator for Darth Vader.

To hear differently and speak the difference is the beginning of poetry.


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