Foreign Tongue

Foreign Tongue


Let me wrap my tongue
Around accented words
A foreign language
Strange in my mouth
With a familiar feeling

My lips are boundaries
To an exotic place
All I want is to taste
These delicious sounds
As they roll off my tongue

In our confusion
We find new ways to speak
Discover new forms of communication
Crossing over thresholds
Your words in my mouth


Words: ©2019LCR
Image: ©Rupi Kaur from "Milk and Honey"
Submitted to: Poet's United - Wild Friday (Write a poem inspired by Rupi Kaur)


Comments

  1. Oh this is incredibly exquisite! ❤️ I especially love; "My lips are boundaries/ To an exotic place/
    All I want is to taste/ These delicious sounds/ As they roll off my tongue." Thank you so much for writing to the prompt :D

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  2. Lips being boundaries to an exotic place.... dreamy!

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  3. Love is so personal and indescribable that often in trying to describe it our words will be understood only by the one we love! Beautiful poem Lori.

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    1. Thank you very much. Sometimes a lover’s language is one known only to themselves.

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  4. "My lips are boundaries
    To an exotic place" A powerful image for the birth of words!

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    1. Oh, I like that description! Thank you!

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  5. I. Love. This. Piece.

    MMMM...yes! That's the power of a kiss.

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    1. Yes! French kisses and Foreign tongues!! Powerful stuff

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  6. What a sensual poem - quite delicious

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  7. "Oh, baby!" That's exactly what I said when I finished this one. Words are such sexy and sensual things, and your poetry shows them off in all their glory. It's "your words in my mouth", enlivening images I know so well.

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    1. Lol! Words are so very sensual aren’t they! Thank you so much!

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  8. Yes, that last line - "your words in my mouth".

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