Tumblewords

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Friday, October 03, 2008

Suss and Tell




Michelle at Poefusion Friday 5 offers these five words to use in a writing exercise.


suss, condign, cicisbeo, monadnock, exoskeleton






In the hoodoo shade
of a red rock monadnock

like a misplaced crab
sans exoskeleton

a weary cicisbeo leans
into his ache to suss and tell

that the punishment she doled
was truly not condigned




Watercolor sketch by Sue

8 comments:

Michelle Johnson said...

Well done, Tumblewords. I'm glad you recognized some of the words. If nothing else I'll be remembered for my flavorful Friday 5 words. Again, nice job. Have a nice day.

if said...

difficult words for me Tumblewords...interesting writing !

Q said...

LOL....
You are a word smith!
My daughter is too. I needed a dictionary for these. Although I love the way you let me know what these obscure words mean by the way in which you use them...
Always delightful to read your work.
Thank you,
Sherry

Lela B said...

I used a dictionary I am not proud. :) A satire kinda long.

Love your haiku and if you remembered them you mind is excellent. Just like your pic and write fit like a glove.

Just someone said...

Wow! that was great!

I am off to look it all up in a dictionary...:(

Jo said...

Wonderful. This sounds so incredible and has fab rhythm. Love suss and tell.

kouji said...

i especially like the 2nd part. :) great image.

Geraldine said...

Difficult words but you've done well, using them!