While they wait in long lines, legs shifting,
fingers growing tired of holding handrails,
pages of paperwork, give them patience.
Help them to recall the cobalt Mediterranean
or the green valleys full of vineyards and sheep.
When peoples’ words resemble the buzz
of beehives, help them to hear the music
of home, sung from balconies overflowing
with woven rugs and bundled vegetables...
give them the memory of their first step
onto solid land, after much ocean, air and clouds,
remind them of the phone call back home saying,
We arrived. Yes, thank God we made it, we are here.
Faith & Hope
the repetition of the same letter or sound at the beginning of words appearing in succession
conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie
visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work
A word that, when spoken aloud, has a sound that is associated with the thing or action being named.