Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Linguistics of Me

If you wish to know me
You must read between the lines
Find me in the punctuation
Mostly in the comas, less in the periods
And exclamation marks
 
If you wish to know me
You must question the nouns
Follow the adjectives
Ponder the provisionality of prepositions
Bear with the intensity of adverbs
 
If you wish to know me
You'll move in different tongues
Walk long distances
Cross frontiers
Push their borders
And occasionally
Feel lost in translation.

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