Write It On Your Heart

 

What a jewel you are, speaking in upper-class

clipped accent, with honeyed tones of a violin,

trimming the rhotic r-s, smoothing the schwa sounds.

I am drawn to you like a fly to sweets—ah, how

you hate clichés—but honestly, I am spellbound

to the cadence of your speech, like a bee to bloom.

So simply, so swiftly you share your tips and tricks

of mastering the phonics, and in such shedload!

In your absence, how am I supposed to pronounce

‘epitome’ or ‘quartz’? In that total phonetic murkiness,

my voice will falter and die out—I’ll turn deaf-mute.

Hey, Queen’s English lips! Please teach me some subtle ways

of making the soft, sonorous sounds of Southern

England so that I may sound Ultra-Posh like you.

 

 

Bibek Adhikari





Poetry by Bibek
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Written on 2019-05-30 at 14:05

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Marie Cadavieco The PoetBay support member heart!
Oh, I love the many accents of the English language! I have grown up with Manchester, Liverpool and Southern England accents but could never make a judgement in favour of a particular one. I like your enthusiasm and truly feel for you in your desire to be able to emulate that Ultra-Posh Southern England accent. I think you have a superb command of the English Language. I enjoyed this poem immensely.
2019-06-04


Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
Well, here are members of Coo & Co, as agreed :>)

We agree with others that this is well written. Does it follow from your previous poem? We find we'd like to know more about the lady (assuming it's the same lady) and her relationship with the N. Is she some sort of teacher, for example, or perhaps a learned friend? An alternative title might answer these questions, if you wish to assist the reader a tad :>)
2019-06-01


Sameen
This is it! Beautiful!
2019-06-01


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
First class writing!
2019-05-31



A deft satire. I love especially the epitome/quartz line!
2019-05-31


Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
I like this one. I wrote a poem yesterday using the word "sonorous" so you beat me to it you rascal. I live the acrobatic harmonics of certain accents too.
2019-05-30