Barry’s response to the trigger Definite Define Definition
DEFINITE article – A? Can you be more definite?
Shall I compare THE to a generic A?
A gives us lassitude, approximation.
General, unspecific, estimation.
While thee, O THE, are far more self-assured,
Definite, definitive, precise, exact and pure.
So would I rather talk of A?
A day, AN hour, A time, A place,
Or should I worship THE
With all your accuracy, specificity?
Give me poetry of A and AN
Leave me to imagine what I can.
I wouldn’t use you, THE, in verse;
I’ll save you for my facts and worse!