A rose is a rose.

The wine is rosé.

On the question of accents,

Writers seem so blasé.


Why skip the accent that belongs on café?

Should the bride’s gown be called lame,

When the fabric’s lamé?


And don’t get me started on resume for résumé.

Webster’s is nuts to call that lapse OK.


When they call accents passé

Pundits should dare to say

That they don’t know a word of français.