Writers’ Weir: One Word, One World

A poem by Miriam Wagoner.

Ai.

Yeu.

Lyublyu.

Ast.

Ask.

Kwam rak.

Gra.

Hubun.

Aejong.

Mohabbat.

Sraleanh.

Dashuri.

Lief.

Liebe.

Liefde.

Amor.

Amour.

Amore.

Kjaerlighet.

Pag-ibig.

We can add more to the list.

Spoken in many words

In this one world

that stands for

Love.

— Miriam Wagoner

• Miriam Wagoner is an award-winning Juneau poet. “One Word, One World” is a 2019 Honorable Mention winner in “Creative Verse – Single Poem” category as announced by Alaska Professional Communicators. Every non-English word in this poem means “love” or “to love” in a different language. The Capital City Weekly accepts submissions of poetry, fiction and nonfiction for Writers’ Weir. To submit a piece for consideration, email us at editor@juneauempire.com.

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