Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 33,203 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Can You Imagine? - Poem by Douglas Scotney

'blanc bonnet',
to the French,
has a wrong-way-around sound,
like 'from father to mother I took the train'
to the men and women
of Angle Terrain.

Both are okay in a poem,
and the former,
when it comes with
'bonnet blanc'.

But can you imagine
an Angle man or woman
saying 'from father to mother I took the train,
I took the train from father to mother'
in place of 'six of one
and half a dozen of the other'?

Topic(s) of this poem: language


Poet's Notes about The Poem

blanc bonnet, bonnet blanc means 6 of 1,1/2 a dozen of the other

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 10, 2015


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