I wish I were a poet.
All my favorite songs could easily be favorite poetry.
Has anyone ever put e.e. cummings to music?
What a tremendous gift that would be, of crafting music and words.
I looked at Spanish idioms with Rebecca and Margaret.
"A stitch in time saves nine"
Such great twists of thinking, like
"Your soup will be more valuable if it has meatballs in it"
or something about wool?
"Tiene mas lana que un borrego"
I could tell you my favorite but it would spoil our private joke.
Da un beso a la botella.
Literally:"Give the bottle a kiss"
Eng. equivalent:"Take a swig" or "bottoms up!"
El hijo de la gato, ratones mata.
LIT:"The son of a cat, kills mice"
ENG:"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree."
Antes que te cases mira lo que haces.
LIT:"Before you marry look what you are doing"
ENG:"Look before you leap"
La carne de burro no es transparente.
LIT:"The flesh of the donkey is not transparent"
ENG:"I can't see through you." (maybe I can't read your mind?)
Yo tengo una tia que toca la guitarra.
LIT:"I have an aunt that plays the guitar"
ENG:"What does that have to do with the price of tea in china?"
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