Far from perfect
songs & poems
As I grew older my understanding of English became a more and more professional one. In spite of my refusal to swot vocabulary lists, my treasury of words grew richer. I even had a couple of English related jobs: teaching a group of students some basic stuff, coaching students for exams, and translating both nonfictional texts and poetry.
But as you might have experienced yourself, the more I learned about the English language the more I became aware of the flaws of my usage. That is the reason for the title of this little book: “Far from perfect”. In my darker moments I thought of “Not too far away from pathetic, really”. But I doubt that would have been a big seller.
Anyway, here are my favourite songs and poems from the last 25 years. Maybe you will like some of them, too.