Monday, March 14, 2005

This Stands In Place Of A Post

This nearly empty space stands in place of a post one of our esteemed other Contributors might have made, had he made one.

Their very silence is a testament. For, words could not express the words they might have employed. And, oh!, what they might have said! Each syllable would have dripped liked honey -- though, actually, that simile wouldn't apply here, since they would not have been speaking, or even writing in the traditional sense -- but, in any case, they would have been as sweet as some nectar or other.

Gentle visitors, close your collective eyes and imagine what might have been. Yes. Do you see it? The telling phrase... The beautiful yet abject adjective... The proverbial adverb... The enticingly dangling participle... The giggling gerund... The catastrophic apostrophe... The slender, elegant hyphen... The slap dash... The hilariously misplaced semi-colon... And, of course, the sublime and ultimate question mark?

All of this and more or less -- what might have been.

2 Comments:

Blogger palinurus said...

And finally -- the pregnant pause. We had waited so long for this, and are now so happy.

3/16/2005 08:39:00 AM  
Blogger Ned said...

Elegant. Oh, if only he would not write more like this!

3/17/2005 06:33:00 AM  

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