Sunday, May 8, 2016

Wordbirds, 52

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 …

azafran noun

He loved to cook with azafran—
He always did the best he can;
His wife became his biggest fan.

But one day it did not turn out—
And then he sank into a pout
And soon was filled with deepest doubt.

“Oh no,” his wife said (she was Fran).
“Don’t worry ’bout the azafran.
I love you lots, my husband, Dan!”

And Dan was somewhat mollified—
So much, in fact, that he sobbed and cried.
Then cooked some sliced potatoes—fried.

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