Language Lessons

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I love the rhythms of foreign language
‘ Tho the words are unfamiliar,
Have no meaning for me,
Their music strikes an emotional chord;
Others are tone-deaf, for them
There is no music, only disharmony,
Their discomfort plays out in words that slowly crescendo
A belief that their volume conveys meaning
I cringe to such sounds and hope that such discordance
Falls on deaf ears.

© photo and words by Pamela Ferris-Olson

February 25, 2014

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