My going and you lifting your hand to speak (What Is The Language Using Us For #13)

After three weeks with ‘What Is The Language Using Us For’, I’m putting the poem to rest for a while. There are other poems now that I’d like to give my attention to.

I have committed to memory 442 of the 927 words that make up the sequence. And here they are, more or less in the order in which they were written:

I make that about 65 lines of poetry. Were you to sponsor me at 10p a line to recite my words for a worthy cause (which, hey, now you can), the result would be Language doing quite well for itself, financially at least{{1}}.

[You can read through all the WITLUUF posts in chronological order here.]

[[1]]You’d be sponsoring the Language for only five minutes, but worked out at an hourly wage that’s about £70 an hour. Calculated in this way, the Language is earning more than almost anyone else I know. Maybe that’s what it’s using us for?[[1]]

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