I conquer the universe with words

I conquer the universe with words
I ravish the mother tounge,
The syntax, the grammar,
The verbs, and the nouns
I violate the virginity of things
And form another language
Which conceals the secrets of fire
And the secret of water
I illuminate the coming age
And stop the time in your eyes
Erasing the line which separates
This moment from the years.

(Nizar Kabbani)