This new series--"Wordbirds"--arises from a journey I will take through my Webster's 3rd Dictionary. What I will do: I'll look on the first page for each letter, and the first word that flies up at me (because I don't know it, because I just think it's interesting, etc.) becomes the subject for that day's doggerel. I will move through letter z, then work my way back again, the second time using the last page of each letter's section of Webster's. Let's see what happens ...
Words that flew into my life from Webster’s 3rd …
One’s usual disposition
Her habitude was very odd.
She liked to whip a rock or clod
At her ex-boyfriend—name was Rod.
But Rod could dodge—so agile, he.
Still, there was such a mystery
About the breakup (as you’ll see).
I guess it’s time that you should know
His love just fell—like sourdough.
The reason was she couldn't throw.
But she took lessons—what an arm!
And then her throws caused grievous harm.
He took her back, her arm the charm.