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