Friday, November 20, 2020

la vida

 English

not my favorite 

or first language

My roots

are vast

the strength 

I have is

from a people

who knew

suffering

and determination

Who knew

how to flow

fight and rest

The former

and latter

and linked

for successful

perseverance 

into a life

worth millions

36 comments:

  1. I envy you your mastery of another language and the knowledge of your forebears.

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  2. Lucky you to have multiple languages. I wish I did, but my parents were of the generation to believe that this was the US and we only needed English. So short sighted I think.

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  3. I always enjoy reading your words :)

    All the best Jan

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  4. Beautiful and eloquent poem. I cannot agree more with your first two sentences “English not my favorite or first language…” English is my third and I still have trouble findings all my words.

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  5. Ciao...molto belli i tuoi versi. Complimenti.

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  6. English is not my first, either. :)

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  7. Oh yes, perseverance is essential in this life, in all circumstances!!
    Your mastery of English is superb Regine
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  8. Strong and beautiful words.
    With your very broad roots.
    Sow and always plant kindness to others
    In order to live happily and peacefully.
    Have a nice weekend
    Regards

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  9. Beautiful poem. Which is your first language?

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  10. Que esa fuerza y perseverancia te acompañen siempre. Bonito escrito. Lindo fin de semana ❤️

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  11. Wonderful. I am of Irish descent and know that the English tried very hard to eradicate Gaelic.

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  12. I'm also not using English for my first language and I'm not fluent in English.

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  13. Beautiful roots! All the best to your creativity! & strength.

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  14. I can't imagine writing poetry in something other than my first language. This poem is lovely.

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  15. Having more than one language broadens your vision and deepens your experience.

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  16. Dearest Regine,
    No, English is by far not a beautiful language...
    Knowing seven, my favorites are: French; Italian; Spanish and German, Dutch with lastly Bahasa Indonesian which I used only for my work. A whole different language but not comparable to any Roman language. English is like Dutch and German a Germanic language; but a simple one!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  17. You write so beautifully I never guessed that English was not your first language!

    Hope you are having a great weekend :) We went out and did more Christmas shopping yesterday which was fun :)

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  18. If this is not your first language and you write poetry in it, then I am full of admiration and appreciation.

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  19. How cool, did not know that! Amazing that you write poetry in a language that isn't your native one!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  20. To flow and fight. Oh, we all need that quality.

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