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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


poefusion 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.

Sandra.if said...

difficult words for me Tumblewords...interesting writing !

Q said...

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,

Anonymous 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.

Anya Padyam said...

Wow! that was great!

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Geraldine said...

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