Saturday, April 04, 2020
Why do you spurn the tongue your mother gave youRelated posts:
and waste your heart upon a foreign idiom?
Maltese was the first word you ever uttered
and in Maltese you spoke, a happy infant.
And that first tongue grew up with you, its beauty
was interwoven with all your life's adventures:
in it you expressed your heart when you were happy,
in it you expressed your grief when weeping I saw you.
So why do you disown, my Maltese brother,
the very tongue which makes you Maltese truly?
Love foreign tongues, if they are of service to you,
but drive not out that which is of the home.