Backlash from too many weeks of expository prose.
The Nethinims of biblic lore
Were janitors as I suppose
But using “Nethinim” is sure
A greater honor to impose.
Eruction is a belch, quite plain,
But as a word is more refined;
A prandicle is more urbane
Than snacks and fare and nosh combined.
The words we chose speak volumes flush
As nuance after meaning wends.
Laconic choices often gush
Long after drivel’s tortured ends.
To “say exactly what you mean
with simple words and structured phrase”
Will choke and slay poet’s dream
E’en though it brings the masses’ praise.
Thou plebian! Avert thine ear
If glory strains thine empty heart,
But cease from soulless acts of fear
That slay with malice lingual art!