Treasure Island

James Bredin

(1933 / Ennis Canada)


LEARN CHINESE July 11th,2012
James Bredin

If it was Gaelic they were speaking I might catch a word or two,
But Toronto has turned Chinese and I don't have a clue,
So I think I should learn Mandarin and then we can get along,
I don't know; but is that the language they speak in Hong Kong?

I just looked it up on the Internet and found out to my surprise,
They have more than a hundred languages so I can't improvise,
Has an English-speaking Canadian ever learned Chinese?
Which is easier to learn - Mandarin or Cantonese?

Years ago, I thought of becoming bilingual and learning French,
But Canada is has gone multicultural down a communication trench,
And now I have to find out where they teach easy Chinese,
And maybe eventually, I can pretend I'm Cantonese.

July 11th,2012

Submitted: Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (LEARN CHINESE JULY 11TH,2012 by James Bredin )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members.. Updates

New Poems

  1. Seizing The Arrears, Dexsta Ray
  2. I shall sing, hasmukh amathalal
  3. Thelo (1), Branden Aeling
  4. Why lord should look, hasmukh amathalal
  5. A to Z for You, Indranil Bit
  6. Our bretherne, hasmukh amathalal
  7. Water has central place, hasmukh amathalal
  8. Sunset, Littlewing28 Pani
  9. what is kinte, kinte allah
  10. Peace Inside, Spiritwind Wood

Poem of the Day

poet James Whitcomb Riley

When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock
And you hear the kyouck and gobble of the struttin' turkey cock
And the clackin' of the guineys, and the cluckin' of the hens
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Claude McKay

[Hata Bildir]