berlitz

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.

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Comments
  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.
    K

  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!

    Hank

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    The juxtaposition of the rather haughty and somewhat out-of-date notion of learning via Berlitz lessons with the earthier here-and-now feel of the poem is just flat-out brilliantly done.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