Hey, I don’t know about you, but my heart never goes BOOM
At least not in english.
Maybe in french it has gone boum – but always lowercased.
Boom is the sound of cannons off the starbord bow, sir.
Boom is a wide-angle sound, not a close-up.
It’s a sound any old body can hear.
Nobody but me can hear what my heart goes –
Lest, perchance, I be pregant with celestial fire
(uh-oh, there’s that defining line of Milton again)
And what my heart goes, here inside me,
(which is about as close-up as you can get, right?)
What my heart goes is thwump. Five consonants.
It doesn’t skip a beat either, my happy heart,
It hits one hard, like tympany in Beethoven
(always accoustic, the heart, never electric, so no reverb.)
But I suppose it’s hard to do rhyme with thwump
Or is it ?
Guess I’ll hafta get back to you on that one.