the blog formerly known as "Platform Nine and Three Quarters"
"Sbattersene i maroni è la via per l'illuminazione" (massima zen della mia amica Cristina)
venerdì 5 ottobre 2012
Una poesiola dei tempi dell'università
When the English tongue we speak Why is break not rhymed with weak? Won’t you tell me why it’s true We say sew, but also few? And the maker of a verse Cannot rhyme his horse with worse?Beard is not the same as heard,Cord is different from word,Cow is cow, low is low,Shoe is never rhymed with foe. Think of hose and dose and lose, And think of goose and yet of choose, Think of comb and tomb and bomb,Doll and roll and home and some. And since pay is rhymed with say, Why not paid with said, I pray? Think of blood and food and good;Mould is not pronounced like could. Why is done, but gone and lone - Is there any reason known? To sum it up, it seems to me That sounds and letters don’t agree.