1/30/2011 By popular request from my American friends, here's the rough English translation of my first* German rhyme "Mein Kumpel":
My Buddy — an acrostic complimentary poem
Mirror, mirror, on the wall?
Cweet** girl with a big heart
Skilled in computers, likes to paint & draw
Logical, intelligent and expressive
ideal daughter that I never had
Naturally, the translation broke my rhyme, and it's no longer an acrostic. I should also point out that it was written after only 11 months of German learning, and there were a few glaring grammatical errors made in my original German versionómistakes which I have since learnt from.
*It's actually my second poem in German, but my first was a non-rhyming one—simply free-form imagery & sentiments, intended as a didactic poem.
**cweet was coined by Cocolade. It means: cute + sweet.
***Pia Douwes, a stage musical star from The Netherlands
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