Monday, August 8, 2016
From The Apple That Astonished Paris, by Billy Collins
They call Basque an orphan language.
Linguists do not know
what other languages gave it birth.
From the high window of the orphanage
it watches English walking alone to the cemetary
to visit the graves of its parents,
Latin and Ango-Saxon.
Posted by usedbuyer 2.0 at 12:09 AM
Labels: Billy Collins, Daily Dose, etymology, poetry, Quotations
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