Phonemena

by Kelvin Smith

Little groups of letter pals look good, but lack significance until they morph and gather as words with meaning. Phonemes and morphemes are pheromonal, with slack bonds that give us all the words we can imagine: all those wordy phenomena from which to choose the few that reinforce prejudice, determine structures and serendipities. Too many undiscovered, discarded and adulterated words lie waiting for discovery and new purpose. The raw material of words is inexhaustible.