Friday, May 18, 2012

I Don't Like Words (a poetry re-issue)

I DON’T LIKE WORDS
by
Greg Pincus

I don’t like words.
They don’t make sense.
Words make me upset and tense.
How due eye no witch whirred two ewes
Ore how too right thee won aye chews?
Wile sum mite think words are a bawl,
Eye dew knot care fore words at awl!


This is the first poem I ever got paid for (after blog posting, by the way)... and then it never got published! Sigh. I Don't Like Words is one of the 54 poems that's in my e-book, The Late Bird, by the way - available on Kindle, on Nook, and in other formats via Smashwords, too.

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7 comments:

Robyn Hood Black said...

Tanks four shearing.

tanita davis said...

Aw, man! I wanted to come up with some clever response, but I'm running a fever and my brain ... yeah. Anyway, this cracked me up.

Jim Hill said...

I love this but it makes my head hurt trying to read it! Good news, you have good company. The same thing happens when I read Runny Babbit out loud.

Ruth said...

This was fun to read, especially after reading the interview with you that Jama posted today.

Linda at teacherdance said...

I just read Jama's interview, too, Greg. You are a man of many talents; first food & now spelling! I used to show some students words like these to help them feel better about their challenges with spelling. Our language is interesting!

Mary Lee said...

It's amazing how my reading slowed down on the fourth line. I know all of those words by sight, and yet when they are out of their proper context, it's like they are brand new to my brain! Interesting...

Beth said...

Greg, they posted this in the children's section of the Silver Lake branch library, with your name. My kids loved reading it!