Lexiphile

Lexiphile, lexophile, logophile: words used to describe those that have a love for words. 

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how can I sleep

when such sweet fiction

dances in my brain

where sugared diction

for my amusement

happily will rearrange

where words play leap frog

behind, my not so tired eyes

and stories peek from out each tree

in a forest of possibilities

the work of the morrow lurches

and I flinch

at the hands on the clock

who mock

my silly literary escapades

sadly words, adieu

I must say adieu

for you are play

and you do not pay

ah crap!

the sun is peeking through


 

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Hmrjmr1 profile image

Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA

Bravo Lass! Bravo!


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

It is a bit of an affliction you've got there, at least interesting and entertaining words dance around your scon, or it would be an interminable curse. Words dance around my befuddled brain and wake me up too early for my own good. Nicely put and i am an expert don't forget.


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ahorseback 5 years ago

Such is the curse of the writers restless mind :-} Awesome


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Aamna Aamad 5 years ago from Pakistan

cool pic


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

One word, RB: Delicious!

How else can I describe your poetic words. You never fail to amaze me, to enthral me; to inspire me, and "ah crap!

the sun is peeking through" is pure you. Thank you. You are wonderful.


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Wonderful Randy!!

Sleep, what the hell is that?

For me, I'm an extension of your picture. Not only am I a card carrying member of the International Lexiphile's Union of North America, the ILUNA, but I illustrate and animate and sculpturally alliterate, and then, I theorize, proselytize, exercise, and improvise, and ultimately, I create plays and dramatic events to bring people together to physically share in the wonder of it all...

Thanks Randy... I'm Randy's button pushing man (with "RBPM" emblazened on my chest ;)...)


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damian0000 5 years ago from Belfast

Very nice piece Randy --- i love the bit about the stories hiding behind the trees in a forest of possibillities :-)


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Awww thanks Hmrjmr1!

Hey Humor Man, this affliction runs rampant in these parts. Yes an expert, I know :)

Not a bad curse as curses go Ahorse.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

It took too long to find though Aamna Aamad. I should have been sleeping!

Hi TL! Funny when I wrote this I wondered if you'd be disappointed in its simplicity.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Hey BB, I actually woke with a surge of energy. There is something about being in the flow that surpasses sleep. My own "RBPM" cool!

Thank you Damian! I play in those woods after dark when the possibilities aren't so shy.


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Tom Rubenoff 5 years ago from United States

This is so perfect. Been there so many times.


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California

There is something so magical about the power of a single word, it is the thing I think, that often puts me in this exact position! How beautiful your poetry is!


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

It is not often I see words so beautifully choreographed for the page.


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Fun hub! Out of the mouth of a true poet! Love the picture too.


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randslam 5 years ago from Kelowna, British Columbia

For us the study of philology is immense. To love, or not to love, the words splayed in all their sensual glory--to interpret and design, draw and display, for all the planet to understand...this is love.

You are a philologist...me too, please...lol...love ya forever.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

another sleepless night due to the minds vast ability to think, and think and think. sometimes too many words we cant even write, too much to put into one hub. or one poem. and i love the pic. it fits perfectly.


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Nice comedic twist (for the reader, not your tired self) at the end there. Maybe someday you will be paid for this stuff Randy. Then you can tell the clock to shove it and keep on writing and reading -- paying the bills, so to speak. Adieu, poetess.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks Tom. I guess writing is an addiction.

Perhaps, K. Burns Darling, this is how gardeners feel about flowers.

Mckbirdbks what a sweet comment! Thank you.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Hi Sally I'm glad you enjoyed this one.

I don't study words like I should randslam. This does not stop me from playing with them, but sometimes I wish I new latin.

Hi Nikkie! That stupid picture added an hour and a half to my already too late of a night. I get sorta obsessed with "just the right" picture.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

That would be something Doug... paid for my poetry. Is there such a thing? :) I'm working on a naughty book of poems but I'll never finish it if I keep writing this clean stuff.


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Hmmm, well then we hope you'll pare back your "clean stuff" as the alternative sounds intriguing as hell....


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

It's the research for the Naughty Book of Poems that takes up all the time. It's very time consuming being amoral... I was never "naughty" I was just too lazy to get around to the grubby stuff.


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randslam 5 years ago from Kelowna, British Columbia

Immorality means you live forever, right? To quote freddie mercury, "Who wants to live...forever?"


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Alas BB I write what moves me and I'm afraid I have very little control over that.

Hi TL, my beau has moved 6 hours away which has definitely cut into my research.

I thought morality meant you live forever Randslam?


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

No worries. We certainly enjoy your writing no matter the direction you choose, or are drawn to take, to say the least..

You truly are a gift in any event... :)


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Six hours? That's almost 360 minutes!

Well bugger that for a laugh.


Justine 5 years ago

this makes me smile. So happy I am not the only one who dreams words so loudly they can not sleep.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Glad to make you smile Justine. Do yours sing and dance too?


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W. B. Isley 5 years ago from Monett, MO

I too would love for the words to pay the bills. Perhaps in due time, for now bills are due, so I bid you adieu. ;-p

Great work. You have an incredible muse. I am so thankful you listen and act on the impulses.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thing is I used to paint WB. Then I started doing tile murals for pay and it totally ruined the process for me.


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James-wolve 4 years ago from Morocco

Beautiful and awesome.Words have their own spell and charm.It feels so good when you get what is jostling around inside out filling blanks with images,emotions and lives.I voted up.


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Randy Behavior 4 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

You make me wonder James, how horrible to be a poet with no written language. Inside surely it would fester… at least mine would.

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