Bound

“The clear vowels rise like balloons.” Sylvia Plath

Deeper are the diphthongs

So bound

Neither the o or the u can rise

In their own sound

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dVerse prompt taking the end of a poem (in this case Plath’s last line of her poem Morning Song) and using it to make a beginning. My mind went to diphthongs and how the vowels no longer make their own sound. Sylvia Plath was such a great writer but so bound. This poem makes me want to cry.

Bound

Connecting Languages

I am having a macaronic day

Portuguese becomes like Espanhol

French is muy bien

My Latin has a comeback

Mater madre mae mother mama

Bebe fala Português—- mae

I am the baby

Speaking lost languages

Speaking languages that are living

Vivir

Vivir

Vivir

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dVerse prompt on connecting— since the start of the pandemic, I have been learning languages.

Vivir is live in Portuguese.

Connecting Languages