I am a lifelong logophile if not an out-and-out verbivore - a lover of words.
The patterns and sounds of language are fascinating to the lover of words. Poetry comes as Harry Behn writes (1968) from falling in love with language. Rebecca Kai Dotlich says in 'A Kingdom of Words,' that a word may seem to be just a word, but a poet can create 'a kingdom around it.'"
My words are in a sense my kingdom. All of me.