Bilingual Вірш

the days and years are wasted on youth
ти пригадуєш із солодким смутком
as you wander lost between the trees
із безцінним та марним здобутком

the sun is dappling through the leaves
і небо блакитне, як мамині очі
and the earth resolute like dad’s voice
то були найщасливіші дні і ночі

now like footprints buried in snow
як листівки із далеких часів
how old must one be before they start to live?
коли ти відрікся від їх голосів?

when did you scorn all reminiscence
і так безбожно в душі насмітив?
when your shadow absorbed all the pain?
мабуть, ти навіть і сам не помітив


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39 thoughts on “Bilingual Вірш

    • No, because I speak and write in four languages: Catalan (mother tongue), Spanish (second language), English and German (learned later when I was 8 years old and 18 respectively). English and German are my work languages, but they also connect me with great friends, which makes me feel emotionally involved. In my school we, teachers, are trying to promote plurilingualism (not to be confused with multilingualism: My poem “Plurilingual” is meant to be an experiment in this field.

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    • I honestly wish I’d been taught another language from when I was young, but in the years I was growing up our country didn’t value other languages and cultures very much. I think it would be very hard for me to learn another language at my age, but it’s possible I guess. Thank you for sharing, Marta. I really appreciate it.

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    • It is never too late to learn another language. This is a false assumption. I have been working as a foreign language teacher for many years and with students of all ages. The people who learn most are those with great willpower, interest and persistence. Where there’s a will there’s a way. To acquire basic knowledge of a language is relatively easy, but to master it is almost impossible. I don’t even master my mother tongue, Catalan, so I am quite satisfied with my humble writing attempts in the other languages. Also, I am happy to have a few blog followers. 😎

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