02 Mar


I’m sure many of us have gone through spelling hiccups as we incessantly FB, tweet, text, la dee dum….


Before the typos the words made sense.

There was a rhythm, a  rise and a fall.

 There was an applause,


but after the daft




damn damn damn.


Not a murmur.

Not a ripple of delight.

Not even a possibility of excitement.


The heart sinks to remember

the imbecile who started out

one day chewing a pen, rustling a paper

inspired by Whitman and his Leaves



How many leaves

have left their branch and kin

how many  flew like birds from nests brave,

how many wrinkled and reddened

ashamed by their weakness,

How many have died?



© neelthemuse, 2012


Posted by on March 2, 2012 in Day to day


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4 responses to “Typos

  1. granbee

    March 2, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Very quiet chuckling here over imagining Whitman and typos in the Leaves of Grass!


  2. Claudia

    March 3, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    smiles…i’m thankful for the spell check on word nowadays…


  3. neelthemuse

    March 7, 2012 at 4:57 pm



  4. grace whiting

    March 17, 2012 at 1:22 am

    spelt czech
    an eraser
    for the weakest words

    be fixed
    be write
    be leave

    Grace again



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