HOW DID I KNOW THAT WORD?

I am always amazed by words that I know
Somehow, incredibly, in my mind they are wandering to and fro
They are not words that I use in everyday conversation
It feels me with awe and I make an exclamation
Yet when I am writing a poem or a story
Somehow they manifest their grand glory
They pop out of a file from the back of my mind
And I exclaim, oh wow, I was in a bind, what a find
I shake my head in wonder, how did I know that
It simply astounds me that that word came out of my thinking hat
Then of course, comes the doubt of my knowledge foreseen
There must be some mistake, I don’t know this or what it means
So I look it up in the dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia
I look in all manner and forms of books and references of the academia
And what I most often than not discover
Is that my mind does know that word, but for one reason or another it was
…just kept undercover
It makes me feel really good to learn
That I am little bit smarter than l had discerned

JANE Á PARIS

Copyright ©2008 JANE Á PARIS

HOW DID I KNOW THAT WORD?

JaneAParis

Joined February 2008

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This is just an experience I have when writing that must be experienced by other writers as well, the exhilaration of pulling up just the right word or a word that you had no idea that you knew, “How did I know that word?”

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