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Poetry

Source: Adults

Author: Rhona Aitken

Title: That supportive base

That supportive base


I love our language.
It has great beauty;
wonderful words.
Festival -
Celebrity -
Engineer -
Capacity.
Each word light on the tongue,
sweet on sound.
But - ( a cruel word)
today I cleaned the silver;
my newly-burnished Inca god-head
shone happily on his plinth.
On his what?
His plinth.
Oh - no
I could write “on his lower square slab”
or
“heavy supportive base” - even
“projecting wall-sconce” -
but I’m stuck with plinth.
What distant Lexicographer
thought up “plinth



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