Poem introduction

There's no etymological connection between 'ink' and 'inklings' but I was intrigued by the fact they seem so close in the first syllable.

Inklings

Inklings

Inklings sans ink
Cling to the dry
Point of the pen
Whose stem I mouth
Not knowing when
The truth will out


from New & Selected Poems (New English Library, 2005), copyright © Samuel Menashe 2005, used by permission of the author

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