Posted: 06/10/2012 in house of love

love is like berlitz, babe.

before i knew you,

(what was that about? how could that even be?)

i spoke enough to order lunch

or get directions,

but now i learned the language of you–

your face,

your ways,

your love coming back to me so fine and flowing.

it’s berlitz, babe.

the way i adore you come rain come shine–

i know it by heart,

sweet on my lips

and richer for the knowing.

  1. hedgewitch says:

    coal seems equally adept at the torch song as she is at the blues. Beautiful.

  2. Indeed, to love is to learn.

  3. All I can say is way to kewl, F%$ken way kewl

  4. Love the line “I learned the language of you”. Great sense of intimate thoughts!

  5. kaykuala says:

    When you appreciate someone, you really put your heart and soul into it. You give more than you get. You said it perfectly, coal! Great write!


  6. Not sure what a berlitz…is, but it must be grand. I think your writing may be a berlitz…definitely not a berlin or a burberry, really not a bernacke but maybe a berlitz…..yeah. As always you seem to find the seam and stich it up fine as wine…nice work.

  7. Helen says:

    Well … damn! I’ve been relying on Rosetta Stone all these years!!!

  8. I learned the language of you… What else could one ask for?

  9. Susan says:

    I’d like to find that Berlitz, just as you did so that I too had only a vague notion that life existed before the language!

  10. markwindham says:

    ah, ‘the language of you’..very nice

  11. So lovely. It says it all.

  12. lolamouse says:

    That last line says it all. Now translate the poem into Ubuntu! ; P

  13. Kim Nelson says:

    Sexy and affirming of that love. Nice job!

  14. Marian says:

    makes me wanna sit around and listen to my love in headphones.

  15. Mary says:

    Neat that love can make one’s language come alive! This was great fun.

  16. wkkortas says:

    The juxtaposition of the rather haughty and somewhat out-of-date notion of learning via Berlitz lessons with the earthier here-and-now feel of the poem is just flat-out brilliantly done. This is top-shelf stuff.

  17. Richard Cody says:

    And I’m richer for reading.

  18. Mama Zen says:

    Beautiful, Coal!

  19. dani says:

    there’s little better than learning the language of someone we love…

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