Intersocial Volition is a section in the 1960s Roget thesaurus.
One of those combinations of words you may only run across once
like quiddative or zadruga and you think where do I file that?
Is there a synapse that would lead me back to xanthi’nuria?
It could win a game of Scrabble™ but first
you have to remember how to spell it.
It may not be in an abridged college dictionary -
the likely source handy when you play.
And the probability you’ll have all the letters,
to place on an area of the board not occupied with cat
or some other sad compromise is quite small.
If you have some free time you could calculate your chances.
There are words that we neglect for many reasons,
they sound old fashioned, they are hard to spell or
even harder to say, they’re pedantic or showy,
they require our friends to have a degree in Neuroscience,
or honestly, we’re simply too lazy to use them.
There are other words, sumptuous nouns,
crackling adverbs, apt adjectives.
Sirens of literature laid in shallow graves
mourned by logophiles which never conjure images
of achievement testing or superciliousness.
They remain words that are luscious,
connotative, delectable, and not at all sententious.
These are precious, deserving of repeated use
They illuminate human experience,
enliven our senses, capture nuance, enrapture our being,
create longing, adoration, and become cherished.
These are words poets dream of finding
when they must express a singularly immense experience.
Mythic creatures believed to only live in
music or visual art – suddenly alighting on a page!