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by Octavio Paz

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the migrations of millions of verbs, wings and claws, seeds and hands;
the nouns, bony and full of roots, planted on the waves of language; (11-12)

Like the Sea Monkey, words will come to life if you just add water!

Quote #5

Syllables seeds. (14)

Syllables in and of themselves are (usually) not communicative. But they are the basic building blocks of language, which allow poets to be creative with it.

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