Tuesday, June 29, 2010

fragments of shells


in water and air and Rain
and the fragments of shells

best to be present

. . . . . . . .

The OED word of the day for the poem|commentary is 'roach.'

I steeled myself to spend time with it, but it wasn't that kind of roach. This was the obsolete, British mining kind of roach, meaning seam or bed, as in a roach of coal. It's really quite amazing, the English language - and those OED guys are certainly a thorough bunch.


Sadami said...

Dear Susan,

Always your daily watercolor and poem are an oasis for me. I also learn many interesting word meanings and related visual images from your blog. Thank you. Keep up wonderful work!!

Cheers, wink, wink,

alkiart said...

Domo arigato, Sadami! I always appreciate your comments.