Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The price we pay for language: A poem

This is the last place I'm supposed to be at on this rather quiet Tuesday night... I had initially planned to do a bit of studying considering the fact that I had actually gone ahead and signed up to sit for the external Japanese language paper. Yeah, and there's also a test on Monday (sigh)
So to appease the turbulence caused by the crescending amount of panic in me... I wrote this poem.
Why do I subject myself
And put myself on a shelf;
To learn a new language,
And acquire courage
Then suffer from chapter twelve.
The brain is swollen,
Most probably rotten;
Grammar sucks,
Aw shucks,
And everything learnt is forgotten.
Of types of 'keis' and 'meishis',
'Keyoshis' and 'doshis',
Help! I'm drowning,
In endless suffering,
I hate this life full of worries.

9 comments:

  1. alethegoodsoul06/09/2006, 06:27

    You're studying Japanese?! How cool! I want to do that! That way, I can read all the manga I want as well as watch all the anime I want without the need for a middle person to translate all into English

    Japan! Japan!

    PS
    I liked your poem. Funny in the sad way of things. :D

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  2. Yes I am, for about 6 months now... but I haven't reached the level of being able to translate into English ;)

    Anyway, glad you liked the poem... Actually, your poem on paranoia inspired me to write poetry again :)

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  3. Good for you to learn Japanese!! I couldn't do it, that's for sure.

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  4. Poetry is a good thing, and this one was cute and funny.

    Ian

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  5. hehe that poem put the smile back on my face :)

    Very wind in the willows / Hobbit-ish :)

    SS

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  6. Jill: It wasn't entirely voluntary... ;)

    Ian: Thanks for dropping by

    silversabre: Well, I am glad the poem made you smile...

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  7. Here's lookin at more Haiku from ya, kiddo

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  8. Just spent the evening going through your posts. Great blog!
    Thanks for your kind comments.

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  9. Prometheus: Hmmm... haiku, must try that sometime :)

    kartik: thanks to you too!

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