Speaking in Tongues

by Aegis   Aug 18, 2020


I wish to learn to love you in
every alphabet;
commit you to memory until
you
are my first language.

I hope that when my
mouth opens
my lips only
know your name,
and loving you flows naturally
over my tongue like a
bubbling creek.

And when there is nothing
left to say-

our kisses will speak volumes.

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  • 4 months ago

    by Katrynn

    Beautifully romantic but not mushy. my fiance is deaf so this hit differently. Thank you for the poem

    • 4 months ago

      by Aegis

      I'm so happy you enjoyed it:)

  • 1 year ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    I loved the passion in this, the intertwining of language and love... the hope to fully express your love in every avenue and facet of language known to mankind that you can possibly learn.

    To be honest, I was not the biggest fan of "trickling river", and felt you could you use something more powerful and unique instead of "trickling", since that is implied? But I guess it does emphasis the flow, a steady flow perhaps.

    Also, the last line kind of dulled the magic for me if I can say that? "speaking volumes" seems like an effective way to talk about your kisses, but only mentions the surface. I kind of wanted something more unique, since that is a common phrase I hear.

    Simply my opinions though! I love reading these gentle writes from you, about bittersweet love without the bitter ;)

    • 1 year ago

      by Aegis

      You know Im not exactly sold on the word trickling myself. I just got hung up on it and gave up til further notice. As for the ending, I understand what you mean but I am also pretty content with it for now. Sometime down the road I'll take another shot at it and see if I can conjure some better words. Thank you for your feedback:)

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    beautifully said-

  • 1 year ago

    by Milly Hayward

    A lovely romantic piece. Milly x

    • 1 year ago

      by Aegis

      Thanks Molly:)

  • 1 year ago

    by Gracy Judith

    Ah beautiful!

    • 1 year ago

      by Aegis

      You're all too kind<3

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