Poetry Blog by Randy Horton (2019, grammar)
Don Matthews on Interminable Questions and the Invariable Dimensions of Certain Coffees (Wed, 4 Dec 2019 10:09 pm)
Cynthia Buell Thomas on Interminable Questions and the Invariable Dimensions of Certain Coffees (Wed, 4 Dec 2019 03:48 pm)
He said he wanted to make love
To her momentarily, and she didn’t
Know if he wanted to commence presently
Or only share his passion briefly.
Some people think it bad usage, of course,
To say momentarily to mean something
Will happen directly, in the immediate
Future, but true pedants disagree.
The disparaged usage has been around
Since at least the 19th century,
And use determines us...
Monday 12th August 2019 11:17 am