words and meaning

words are merely traps that catch
meaning
like traps that catch
fish

once you have caught the fish
you do not need
the trap

once you have caught the meaning
what do you need
words for?

often times people get caught
in the trap
of words

they forget that words are only
traps for
meaning

they say that this or that word
is what you should use
to refer to this
meaning

and that other words
are not what you should
use for the same
meaning

focus on the fish!
focus on the meaning!
do not get caught in the trap of words

a golden trap and a wooden trap
can catch
the same fish

an eloquent word and a simple word
can catch
the same meaning

different traps may be pretty and novel
but remember that the meaning
is what the words
are for

On Words and Love

my heart smiles
so broadly
my lips
cannot follow

Love is
mute
it cannot speak

in its fullness
Love is
ineffable
inexpressible
beyond language

a fire
burning deep
burning bright

hidden from
fleshly sight

every mystic’s
true delight

i wish to speak
of Love

yet words
are not
enough

a small
pail
cannot contain
the ocean

so do
words
cannot express
Love