7 thoughts on “Imagine We Speak Another Language

  1. I just reread your two-part essay on Madeleine L’ Engle. I hope it will be published somewhere. Ive learned to love her poems. I had never heard of them. Very thought-provoking commentary, yours. I printed it,so it’s more pleasant to read than on a screen.

    Also, I read again all the back and forth comments. One line in particular caught my attention, partly because i have wondered off and on about this mysterious post and because I had grown accustomed to look forward to your reflections

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    • The line is:
      “Eventually, I am certain, it will be considered inauthentic to speak in sentences.”

      Is it eventually already? (For you, I mean)

      There is something about the post above that I do like. And understand, if that is an important response. But I also miss the prose sentences that so often got me thinking.

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  2. As for this post, the title says it all. I guess you could say that if our language had developed more like an Asian language, the above would BE a sentence, and even a poem. I wondered how it would feel to be at the wheel of that kind of composition.

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    • About the title, I used to think that poetry really is another language, and often it takes repetition to become familiar with it structures and vocabularies. Now I don’t know what to think. So I read the poems instead. And sometimes speak them.

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