Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Parlez-vous Poésie?

Oh là là, I am planning a dream trip to France!

So, since January 1st, I've been taking a crash course in the language that brought you the guillotine.

The program is one of those CD numbers with plenty of online features, and I am proud to say that if we met on a Parisian avenue, I could tell you that I am fourteen years old and have red hair.

Neither of which are true.

But that’s not the worst of it.

I've smacked into an unexpected problem while learning this new means of expression —

I can’t stop thinking about all of the fresh and French poetic possibilities…

Exhibit #1:

Il y a un poisson
dans ma boisson!
Oh, mon Dieu.
Sacre bleu!


There is a fish
in my drink!
Oh, my God.
Heavens to Betsy!

Yeah, I know.

WAY better in French.

PROMPT: Studies have found that learning a second language actually enhances abstract and creative thinking! Challenge yourself today by creating a poem in something other than your mother tongue. After all, useful phrases like calling a cab or reporting your actual age are highly overrated.


  1. Deutsch

    Es gibt einen Fisch
    in meinen Drink!
    Oh mein Gott.
    Gut Himmel, Betsy!

    1. Ich liebe es, Jewel!! (Yes, right now I am keeping all fingers crossed that I can trust Google translate and have not just unwittingly told you off! :)) Have a great day!