Thursday, December 20, 2007



I use the word emoticons but

my navigator waves

a stern red line under it

and frowns.

It seems even emotions need

a grammar of their own


Falstaff said...

Does it really matter
how feeling is spelled?

The line under the word
neither limit nor warning

but a very small heartbeat

panicked by the audacity
of what you're trying to say.

Space Bar said...

:D. Yes, but it's not 'feeling' but 'emoticons'- which is actually a terrible word when you think of it.

Falstaff said...

sb: What's wrong with emoticons? I like. Ironically, it's only web browsers that seem to have an issue with it - Word seems to accept it without a quibble.

dipali said...

SB- Liked your poem and Falstaff's response to it!!!

equivocal said...

Fair enough all, but personally i prefer emotiprose.

Space Bar said...

Falstaff: You know, I wrote this so long ago, I didn't even notice that Word no longer questions the word!

Dipali: Thanks.

Equivocal: Emotiprose has to be just that tiniest bit worse than emoticons. When are you going to post about your readings?