Monday, 7 September 2015

The Language of English


photo captured from 'the Sleeping Dictionary'

Let me teach the language of English
And the so many metaphors that string from her
Let me show that words could mean so much
Even while being so little
Let me teach you the patterns of the alphabet
And stun you flourish after flourish
Show you that really
Books are neither dark nor secrets
Nor the terrible works that plague are lives
But the sweet records of the ever changing now
Let me teach you the language of English
Let me show how sweet poetry and laughter can be
We don’t have to shake spear
Before we see the beauty that will always be here
Let me teach you the language of English
And perhaps in words and kisses you’ll learn
You could doubt every other word I say
Except when I teach you the language of English
So look at the dance of my tongue
And the silhouette of my lips
And open your heart to listen, and mouth to speak
But first, let me teach you the language of English