A baby girl is born in the family, since
then I talk less and less to any adult.
It’s soothing indeed to talk to the infant.
No. No. It’s not a talk. It’s a dialogue
Sing song with sounds of water and wind,
birds and animals, and her brother’s acts.
It’s a dialogue with her constant responses
of Ahs! And Woos! And grunts and shakes
of hands and legs, with commas and stops
of toothless smiles: whole persona responds.
Here a language is taking shape in its most
ancient and elementary form. Ah Language,
the most powerful weapon Homo Sapiens ever
possess! Prays Remi, ‘Save the Delight’
Remigius de Souza
Date: 5–3–2004
© Remigius de Souza., All rights reserves.

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