The language you speak determines how you think. Yes, it affects how you see everything...
Have you seen the movie "Arrival"? It's time for me to see it again.
On Watching "Arrival" During Quarantine
by Natalia Conte
Like all dark moments, their entrance
begins with cello, a low grating C
like the bow of a ship digging into ice.
I know there’s danger in the rippling
of sound, the way the air seems to boil
with urgency. Of course, this signals
their arrival, the aliens, their bodies like hands
reaching from halted wrists.
Dr. Banks keeps her hands close
to her body to stop them from shaking.
She scrawls the word human
on a small whiteboard, points inward.
Drawn in dense billows of ink,
their language chases its own tail
does not distinguish between beginnings...
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Life on the Deckle Edge has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Robyn!