Measured Words

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He spoke in measured words

What, he was a Shakespearean actor, speaking in pentameters?
Or maybe he spoke in chains, yards and inches.
Of course he could have used words which for him spoke volumes:
Of pints and pecks, and gills and millilitres.

Then again he might have been sombre, much given to use of weighty words:
Tons and stones, kilos and pounds.
Though if airing an enlightening subject he’d likely use lumens.
And if plenty of time, he could speak in eons—or am I just being absurd?

Who knows the measure of him

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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9 Responses to Measured Words

  1. grdtobin says:

    Of whom do you rhyme?


    • crimsonprose says:

      Of no one particular. As with many (all?) my weird rhymes, inspiration comes from words overheard–or some that merely pop into my head. On this occasion it was a discussion between two schoolgirls in the local library who were trying to figure the meaning of that phrase, ‘Measured Worlds’, perhaps for a school project.

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  2. Joy Pixley says:

    Interesting idea, and well executed — nice!

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  3. Judy says:

    Delightful word play!! Made me smile and even think of all the ways we do use measurement to quantify feelings not just commodities. My Dad loves to sign off with Heaps of Love….sort of a vague quantification,what’s a heap? , but its a LOT, maybe a ton, but bunches anyway!! 🙂

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  4. Brian Bixby says:

    I agree: well done!


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