-Tonight-on the subway,dark seeps into city slow,the way a drop of ink -in water- turns light to shadow. I fall in love. -He sits-grey and crumblingin a tattered jacket, a fleathery old thing,-but you see-that he is still splendid. I fall in love. -Do you-think it's strangeto love a man whose mottled crownsmells of an … Continue reading I fall in love….
Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland, was a master of the art of word play. His prose is chocka-block full of invented nouns and verbs, rhymes, and what I call, gorgeous and greatly terrifying words. As a child I was afraid of him. His poem, Jabberwocky, published in 1891, used invented words like "mimsy', … Continue reading Knock-kneed, bandy-legged, and other gorgeous words.