Monday, July 11, 2011

big words

at night
Poetic Wisdom,
big Words
in the Diary,
facing that
which she could not flee
with courage
and a glass of warm milk

It was still plenty dark
The next morning

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The OED word of the day for the erasure poem|commentary is 'owl.' I thought the entry was really short til I noticed it was the verb owl. The second of four definitions is to smuggle sheep or wool out of England. Go ahead and use it in a sentence.


Peggy said...

Intending to knit a sweater for her mum, Annie owled her very dear Herdwick sheep's wool past security, thereby avoiding customs. (Barmy!))

alkiart said...

well, now you've gone and done it: I don't know that I'll ever again be able to look at a herd of sheep with a straight face!