In just a minute, we meet up with Carl Kasell on his tour of Bingen am Rhyme!
There’s allegedly a magic three-month mark
When you’re no longer linguistically in the dark.
I’ve been here three months to the day*
But still all I can say
Is I think that claim is a lark**. ***
*Okay, not quite three months. The things I’ll do for an aabba rhyme scheme.
**Okay, my language skills are improving, it’s just more of a painful lurching process, rather than a graceful transition from one language to the next. The things I’ll do for a punchline.
***Sorry, there’s no listener challenge either. The things I’ll do for an NPR reference.