The Word-Hoard


“The leader of the troop—
unlocked his word-hoard”
—Seamus Heaney, Beowulf

I belong by birth to the—
Anglo-Saxon tongue & its
Treasure-trove of words

I owe allegiance to the—
English language from
which these words flow

All over the world—
men wise in counsel
continue to remember

We have arrived here—
on a great errand and
nothing is hidden

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