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 …
a hybrid between the yak and the domestic cow
The yak and cow were lovers, so
They did what lovers do, you know?
And somewhat later, fairly slow,
A child was born—they named it Dzo.
And years would come, and years would go,
But Dzo they loved—and Dzo would grow.
And soon they put him in a show—
And he was handsome, all aglow.
He found a wife—and some tableau
They formed. (Their child was Little Joe.)
He loved the art of mad Van Gogh—
He died while reading H. Thoreau.