English Pronunciation

acrumblebatchwithcustardfreeman:

pantlesscait:

sherlockismysuicidenote:

kanrose:

If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.

After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.

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OUR TEACHER MADE US READ THIS OUT LOUD IN CLASS AND I DIED

I still can’t say anemone

I only stuttered like twice and I’m stupidly proud.

I don’t write poetry when I wish, I write when I can’t, when my larynx is flooded and my throat is shut. My poems are more my silence than my speech. Just as music is a kind of quiet. Sounds are needed only to unveil the various layers of silence.

Anna Kamienska, from Astonishments: Selected Poems  (via fleurstains)