word smithing

This month, April, being poetry month we are working on our words. *last year we did weekly poetry projects*


Using an exercise from Frances Mayes, The Discovery of Poetry: A Field Guide to Reading and Writing Poetry (found via this post) we flipped through dictionaries and wrote down words that caught our eye. Eldest son and I work on our writing several times a week together and so changing things up was fun. The Dictionary of Etymology was an eye opening experience for him. Words change?!

him:  annul  commoner  phonic  perpetual  lander  junk  henchman  historian  grackle  dishonesty  compete  cinch  annul

me:  kinetic  pinion  locquacious  bramble  dobbin  hush  ibex  hyphen  mollify  yelp  dregs  frowzy  praxis  tabulate  syrup  talon  hooligan  warble  drought  laud


p.s. this morning we awoke to snow. king winter will not rest quite yet.


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