Semicolon

semicolon

Part period, part comma:
punctuation marking drama;
what emotion is wrought in
the halls of punctuative thought?
Stop here a little longer;

accepted uses:
— between non-conjunct, closely-connected
clauses main
— between main clauses when transitions
hold central positions
— between main clauses with commas contained.

Detractors, however, focus on its abuses,
feeling the mark should be cut;
they only ‘show you’ve been to college,’
snarked Vonnegut; conversely,
remarking on marks of punctuation,
Dickens found a mark of sophistication.

Countering the colon half’s wanton abhorrence;
a glorious glyph of punctuative nuance.

*[ WSB ].