I am drawn to this prompt
an attraction beyond control
pulled in by a wild desire
to play with words …

words can seduce or horrify
just as magnets attract or repel
churning an internal turmoil
delighting, tantalising our soul

I am a logophile

d’Verse, 44 ‘magnetic’ words, De


  1. Oh wow Kate, .. me not being very learned with English language, had to google ‘logophile’… yep, now I know !! .. “A logophile is a person who loves words; a word nerd. Because it’s not all that commonly known, logophile is probably most commonly used by logophiles themselves” … and now I understand your clever little poem… Yeah.. I think a happy song is in order this morning…

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  2. Right on, SweetKate! Yes, words are that and so much more! 🙂
    Yes, you are a a logophile… a lovely ❤ 'er of words to the max! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    "Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary." – Kahlil Gibran
    "Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure." – Edward Thorndike

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  3. Ah….drawn to the prompt….pulled in by the words are we. How dumb am I after 5+ years of writing poetry, to not know the meaning of logophile! I now do! I always say, I learn something new almost continually at dVerse! 🙂

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  4. Ah, Kate, you start with the simplest of words, and you build.

    From these you construct the city of your dreams. A balcony here, a flying buttress there. Some structures are imposing, but most are warm and comforting. Lots of graceful beauty, and more than a bit of whimsy too.

    You start with “mere” words and from them you construct universes – your poetry, your photography, your explorations…

    Yes, “logophile” is an apt description, for look at the love you lavish on words.

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