Thursday, April 14, 2016

Wordbirds, 29

We’ve commenced our journey backward through Webster’s 3rd. I’m picking a word near the end of each entry for each letter—a word that interests me for some reason or a word I’d not ever known before—and surrounding it with a frayed coat of doggerel.

Words that flew into my life from Webster’s 3rd

xylophilous adj.
Attracted to wood; growing or living in or on wood

Pinocchio had learned to swear,
For xylophilous now had found
They loved his fragile wooden hair
And gathered in a mighty mound.

Pinocchio just cursed and cursed—
Until Geppetto saved the day.
When bug infection was the worst,
Geppetto sprayed a deadly spray,

And soon the bugs just moved along
To search for other, safer food.
Pinocchio then wrote a song,
For he was in a better mood.

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