Friday, April 29, 2016

Wordbirds, 43

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

jynx  n.
a genus of woodpeckers consisting of the wrynecks

Our hero stares—he never blinks.
Instead, he simply stand and thinks
About the genus known as jynx.

The “wrynecks”—just another word
For this delightful, lovely bird—
Such thoughts in him this bird has stirred.

“Perhaps I’ll see one in the air?
I’d love to see one—anywhere.
For now, I’ll simply stand and stare.”

The years went by—he never moved.
(His family—puzzled—disapproved.)
But soon enough he was removed

And taken to a “special” place,
Where he’d be safe (oh, just in case).
He thought about that bird in space

How he’d be soaring right beside—
Oh, he could do it if he tried!
And with such thoughts he drooped and cried.

(I know--a sad one.)

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