Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Wordbirds, 54

AT LAST—We’ve now commenced our third—and final—journey through Webster’s 3rd. This time, I’m picking a word near the middle 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 …

boutade [boo-TAHD] noun
an outbreak or burst, esp. of temper

He held it … held it … then boutade!
His friends considered this so odd—
He was, he’d said, a man of God.

But this, I guess, I’ve learned this week—
That even when pure peace they seek
Well, even holy ones can freak.

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