With brevity being what being is

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With brevity being what being is,
And all our periods and purpose pared
Into parenthesis, what more can we,
In the conjugation of a grave
Still hope to be — an utterance that breaks
Beneath the breath — a half-completed phrase
That silent falls, before the all that it conveys.

Yet some words have means to carry more
Than single meanings, and some in sounds
Identical are by both root and route the echo
Of their differences. So sentenced, we –
Must in the etymology and trope of time –
Put all such repetition out of reach,
To be in person singular, singular in speech.

— Nicholas Korn

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