Saturday, February 20, 2010


Draw a line. Write a line. There.
Stay in line, hold the line, a glance
between the lines is fine but don't
turn corners, cross, cut in, go over,
or out, between two points of no
return's a line of flight, between
two points of view's a line of vision.
But a line of thought is rarely
straight, an open line's no party
line, however fine your point.
A line of fire communicates, but drop
your weapons and drop your line,
consider the shortest distance from x
to y, let x be me, let y be you.

—Martha Collins
"Lines" from Some Things Words Can Do

I'm fascinated by the possibilities of language as shown by word plays. I liked this one. And here are some other tangled lines - beads left over from a Mardi Gras celebration at work.


annabelle said...

I lived in south LA for years and MG is everywhere but we moved to AR and now I forget all about lol :)

Tricia said...

WooHoo, Mardi Gras!!!

Barb said...

It must be a fun place to work.