New words

I am delighted
When I stumble across
A new word,
A word I have just learned.
I see it in a newspaper,
In a movie review,
In a commentary on the state of
Classical music,
And I experience a moment
Of exhilaration,
Pure joy, at the appearance of
A set of symbols
Heretofore unknown,
Now seen in context.
Somehow giving me permission,
Confidence
To use the word in a letter
Or a poem.
The search for the right word
Is never ending, but my
Universe of words
Just expanded.

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