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Word Endings

Par |2019-01-16T18:20:25+00:00 17 mai 2013|Catégories : Blog|


for Pat


Who deci­ded a door would be a door,
une porte, eine tür ? You were intri­gued
how words were born
and how some just don't trans­late
as if their lan­guages conspi­red to keep
the mea­nings to them­selves.
Your native hywl was one you said
no  English word could cap­ture.

I wish I could tell you how in Japanese
some adjec­tives like kind, intel­li­gent,
conju­gate to show they're in the past,
there is no future tense
and my online dic­tio­na­ry offers
over twen­ty dif­ferent words for tears.