Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 34,504 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

'Melbourne' Spell - Poem by Douglas Scotney

Nostalgia for the relics of sound
is strong,
for they vanish.
You can see it in the look of a word.

'Melbourne' will cast its spell
long after -bourne
sounds -bn for all
and all say Mal-
not Mel-;
long after all
don't even
sound l.

Topic(s) of this poem: language


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Melbourne to Malbn to Mabn

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 25, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 25, 2015


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