Sunday, July 07, 2013

O For a Thousand Tongues

By Morf Morford:

He comes into my class
Wearing a T-shirt that says,
In big bright letters,
“You’re in America –
And I ask the class
To write down at least three cities
In California.
And then they proudly share them with the class;
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Santa Barbara
San Jose
Santa Cruz
San Diego
And many more.
And finally
One in English; Compton.
And I ask them
If they notice anything unusual about those names.
Most of them don’t,
Because once a word
Or name becomes familiar,
It doesn’t matter where it came from
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