Is this too specific? I simply want to hear her voice.
Resting my head on your lap was magic, Listening to all your syllables And silent letters. Watching your lips So carefully as you tongued The notes of a forgotten poem. You turned words that I can read into The song of a choir And the language of romance, I could hear Camus and Descartes In your voice, I could hear the timbre of your tongue Embody the tortured author's pleas.
I could hear your voice And watch you make art With lips so red from kissing. And I fell in love with it.
"Listen to her read poems in French." Has been amended to "Listen to her speak."