Wednesday, June 15, 2011

prize-winning days

a person
Dashes at Life
with a Pencil,

a Wild Picture

that you love life,

that visual beauty
is essential,

and that it was
one of those
prize-winning days
when Life was there

The OED word of the day for the erasure poem|commentary is ‘pear-shaped,’ and once again I learn something new from the Oxford lads. In addition to the obvious uses, it’s British slang for a situation gone badly wrong. Stereotypically understated, I'd say! As to the origin of that usage, Wikipedia offers no less than nine theories.


Sadami said...

Hi, Susan,
Beautiful work! 'm certain you can be a lexicographer for semantics or a pragmatist.

alkiart said...

Thanks, Sadami! I DO have fun with these words!