Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wordbirds, 70

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

quebrada noun  [kay-BRAH-duh]
ravine, esp. one that is normally dry or nearly dry but is filled by a torrent during a rain

He camped in the quebrada when
It was convenient—very dry,
But then he heard the rain begin
And saw the danger from the sky.

He grabbed his things and ran so fast,
But ran too carelessly … a slip!
He has no future, just a past—
He’ll not enjoy a camping trip


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