“Ode to Prepositions”
Here’s a position for you to muse,
And ponder anew the relationships of
The thoughts that we think and
Emotions transpiring from
Each human soul.
Semantics and syntax are tools, after all,
Born of man, yet evolve and dissolve,
Like the changing of sand.
And “of man,” not “to man,”
But “from man” the same.
Thus, prepositions are vital
to man’s understanding.
They are positions that precede
Linguistic forms, so mean
To describe the nouns relation about the object, or of its being.
Like a compass to a sailor
That must calibrate truth,
So prepositions have the power
To lead a man astray or imbue
What seem menial fallacies but at other times truth.