Thursday, January 27, 2011

aros. How do you get that word out of those letters?

.
Our overseas guest
is as bemused by our place names -
Yackandandah
Wandilligong
Powong
and Yarck

as we are by hers -
Uig
Cuillin
Quirang
Duirinish.

We listen in wonder as each pronounces familiar words with ease.
and share good natured laughter
as the other stumbles.

Tongue tied togetherness.

A happy Australia Day indeed.


A river of stones is a project started by Fiona &Kaspa to encourage people to engage with the world through writing. In 2011 they invited people to join them in writing a small stone each day during January. 

2 comments:

Barb said...

I tried to day this: "Tongue tied togetherness" three times fast - and failed.

sue said...

Barb, I hadn't thought of setting a challenge, but it's a good idea!