Think how resounds the passage of air through mouth. Articulation. The precise placement of tooth and tongue and how rhythms smack off lips and how rhymes plump the cheeks and sounds set the air slithering and the curlicues of voices batter eardrums and set neurons sparking. We hold being on our tongues, we birth sound from our lips, and, if there is truth, with each word we kiss it.
o place-giving hallowers, namegivers, o poets o see-ers o seers, enchanters of being, tellers of tales, gift-giving bards revealing, seeding the good soil, worldgiving historians of light
~ Shelly Harder