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Personal Mnemonic

A free verse poem

By Talia DevoraPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Video retrieved from YouTube. I had a t-shirt with a picture of the truck on it.

A white, loose, preppy graphic t-shirt

my mom ordered

from overseas

was my personal mnemonic.

In tiny chunks,

I’d read and analyze

the words,

“Den’ rozhdeniya”

encrypted in Cyrillic.

I’d begin

by sounding out

and carefully scrutinizing

that distinctive,

crab-resembling “D”.

Day by day,

my Russian reading abilities

grew as large

as The Tower of Pisa-

I became

a giant Russian alphabet book

anyone could purchase

for free.

That wearable personal mnemonic

I proudly possessed

worked like a magic potion

for the human mind.

Photo retrieved from Google Images.

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Comments (5)

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Terrific!!! Loving it!!!💕❤️❤️

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    Nicely done!

  • Andy Potts3 months ago

    Krokodil Gena! Great stuff. I always liked playing this song to my daughter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srN_ZlTibUA

  • Shirley Belk3 months ago

    Now I'm wanting a video of you pronouncing the Russian alphabet to satisfy my enquiring mind. Also intrigued by the lifestyle quiz aspect of your writing....do any of your stories have an example in them? Would love to read them.

  • Mariann Carroll3 months ago

    It amazing your talent for reading foreign languages. I cannot pronounce Russian words at all

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