Monday, February 14, 2011

security

Security may be
the promise
to honor a pledge

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

2 comments:

polusladkaia said...

gage, eh?!? I love this painting. All I can say, really!

alkiart said...

Yep, gage (noun usage 1 of 4): "Something of value deposited to ensure the performance of some action, and liable to forfeiture in case of non-performance; a pawn, pledge, security." From the Old French.

As usual with the OED, "Who knew?"

Thanks, Beth!