It was time for dictation in French, a vital part of the examination in order to obtain a Pass. As a second language it did not come easily for me but it was the one subject which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Miss Whyms was our French teacher, strict but extremely competent at what she did.
"Talk what you please of future spring and sun-warm'd sweet tomorrow, but today listen well," she primly said. Thus she began to dictate the piece of French prose selected by the National Examination Board.
Fifteen minutes later we were finished and handed in our attempts. Once they were collected, Miss Whyms went through the dictation word by word in English.
Oh the joy I felt when I realized I had got the gist of the French prose and had even nailed the key character!
Sanaa from dVerse poets has asked us to write a Prose piece [144 words or less] which must include the line:
“Talk what you please of future spring and sun-warm’d sweet tomorrow.” – from the poem A Daughter of Eve by Christina Rossetti.
Here is the link to dVerse: Prosery