It is a word that has so much power
and potency
it is used sparingly;
it is mostly written
so its strength is diluted
through the writing gesture,
the keyboard, and cyber space.

When projected on a screen
my ravenous eyes
take it in over and over
traveling through and stroking
each letter of the word
to extract the most of its essence as possible.
There is a compulsive
manipulation of the signifier
to get into the silent
secret recesses of the signified
to savor it
to swim in it
to breathe it in
to become
the sign.

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Cloud watcher and dreamer sometimes wise, often foolish, but I am what I am.
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17 Responses to Semiotics

  1. PapaBear says:

    “Say something, please.” OK, something please… now what???

    Semiotics…, in some manner we all use it in one way or another. It’s an alternative to written or spoken word…, or an enhancement of written/spoken words. The pictures we all use with our poems are a form of it. I was unconcious of it until you brought it out in this post. It’s a really powerful tool. But then you knew that all along— smarty!!! 🙂


  2. Penny L Howe says:

    Oh I just love this Emmy! Scrumptiously delicious! 🙂


  3. makagutu says:

    This is where am totally lost!


  4. Tu fais encore un poeme qui nous force a reflechir.
    Brillant (toi aussi)!
    Et ton alliteration est merveilleuse.


  5. I applaud you over and over


  6. themodernidiot says:

    1) how do you feel when you you change the modality?
    2) nice extra expansion with the structure. even cooler upside down.
    4) containment-clever


    • emmylgant says:

      1. Could you clarify and/or rephrase?
      2. Thank you. Hmmm! had not even noticed, but very glad you pointed it out.
      3. For me, containment is necessary when either the emotion or sensation is intense 🙂


      • themodernidiot says:

        like…say you made this sign into a building painting, formed the letters out of clay or wood. or even the simplicity of pen to paper. here the sign is transmitted digitally, and evokes an intimacy as you type, or rather, as you craft the words. there is a physical relationship here that shapes the mental relationship as it expands from text to metaphor to reader to even bigger metaphor all wrapped in metaphor like a pig in a blanket. so that’s pretty cool. but i was just curious how the relationship changes, if at all.


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