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A Reminiscence of the Language

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A Reminiscence of the Language

A light day…

My granny was a little
woman.
She loved to speak in other 
languages:
Italian, French and
German.

And in the Grannies language for their grandchildren:
“my pretty”. 
She didn’t get pension (that was 
the time) and 
our home was thronged with pupils. Surely because of this I learnt
neither one. Or with the guests who
dropped in
often (we lived in the downtown by the tail
of the horse* - they used 
to say so), for having a cup of black coffee.
The coffee
was special – for fortune-telling. She 
“was telling fortune” and they
were telling us. A lot of stories. Surely 
because of this I
know neither one.
Then she started getting less and less and
slender.
One night my mother told me,
“Go to see her…”
A thin, transparent leaf.

Now surely she’s telling the fortune and
is speaking only in the Grannies language
for their grandchildren:
“my pretty”. 
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*”the tail of the horse” is slang for the Historical Monument Tsar Osvoboditel (tsar liberator) that indicates the downtown of Sofia; more on the monument can be read here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Monument-Tsar-Osvoboditel-1912.jpg

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  1. Date: 8/1/2011 6:34:00 PM
    A winning congratulations! Caryl

  1. Date: 8/1/2011 3:12:00 PM
    Congrats Bozhidar on your terrific third place win with this true treasure poetry entry luv..

    Pangelov Avatar Bozhidar Pangelov
    Date: 8/1/2011 3:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Linda. Very nice. The poem is a translation from Bulgarian. You can hear the original broadcast on Bulgarian National Radio. Read columnist for the Arts. http://dictum.mediabg.eu/?p=3114
  1. Date: 8/1/2011 3:05:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in my latest contest Bozhidar. It was very hard choosing the placements as I loved them all. Have a wonderful week. Love, Carol

    Pangelov Avatar Bozhidar Pangelov
    Date: 8/1/2011 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carol for the nomination. You can hear the original poem in the Bulgarian National Radio in the implementation of a culture columnist. http://dictum.mediabg.eu/?p=3114
  1. Date: 7/29/2011 9:38:00 AM
    Thank you for supporting my contest Bozhidar. Love, Carol