Voices Heard -- a Flash Poem
voices I'm to hear
slappeth thou my face?
to spit now they say
what bringeth thine ire?
ashes from the fire
I'm not yet a man
hot bark burned my hand
none to pull my hair
black with burns, a pair
mum to give hard hand,
voices who say, "Come"
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Today I'm linked with "Words Count With Mama Zen,"
where Mom Z is telling us something new about the English language:
"Today, we're going to get conservative . . . with our words. A recent study by British researchers identified 23 "ultraconserved words" that have remained relatively unchanged since the Ice Age. All of those 23 are cognates (words that have the same meaning and sound in different languages) in at least four of the seven Eurasiatic language families. Translation: that's the 700 languages spoken from the British Isles to western China and from the Arctic to Southern India."
Her instructions were, "So, want to do a little writing in the mother tongue? Pick a few words from the "ultraconserved words" list and write a poem of 60 words or less."
I wrote my 'poem' including the title using a total of 55 words. If my count is correct then I used 14 (underlined for you) different words or phrases from the list. Mother and Hand were used twice.
You can read through the poem as written. Or you can start with the first and then skip every other line. It also will read independently starting with the second line and skipping every other line. I dunno.
The pictures (click on one for a larger size view) I took in 2013 during a visit to the London Science Museum. NASA has a wonderful exhibit there. And it's a FREE museum!!
Here's the list:
man / male