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!
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.