16 minutes | Mar 1, 2018

The Writer's Voice: Isabel Reid

Hosted by Mary-Margaret Baker with guest Isabel Reid, Senior English major at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Readings: Colombiwa, En Español, Gringa, and Finetic Speller (see below). Finetic Speller I nowe how I spell There is no nead four you to point My eers and hands are directly linked By a silver spindel of thought and sound Call me a Fientic Speller I beleve spelling is math An equasion F = Ph As acording to the transitive property of English That doesn’t deem me an ignoramouse I am a Phinetic Speller Spelling is a condesending puzzle One wrong peice It chuckles and sneers “Poor thing can’t see a thing Her ‘i’s are all mixed up” I’m not blind Just a Phenetic Speller Spelling is a bad teacher Bitter and burnt out Two tired to notice That I am human too Deserving of a chance to lift my head and say “I know the answer” ‘E’ is ‘o’ But my past mistakes ever glint red And when spelled out, read “Unworthy, Nothing but a Phonotic Speller” Spelling is life It requires balance A give and take of thought Too much “o” Not enough “e” Write Cross it out Rewrite Move on One letter at a time I grow stronger, dare I say, wiser Words may fool me But I am no fool I am a fighter A writer And least of all A Phonetic Speller See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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