a New Word poem ~~ Flash 55
New word in town;
Now and then I learn a new word
Be it big or small, nice or not,
Brittle or chewy, sweet and sour
"Lacuna" sounds Spanish to me
Not sure what I was thinking of
Schoolboy, say it one hundred times
"Lacuna" today, gaping teeth
'Twill be forgotten tomorrow
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Photos Copyright 2016, 2016, and 2011 and Poem Copyright 2016, © Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
- Top Photo (2016) -- Probably from our 2007 (2007 link 'a' ) (2007 link 'b') visit to Scotland, but not posted before. It is an unusual semi-detached cottage situated next to a Church of Scotland chapel we found out in the country but I have no idea now where we were (I sure do hope it is my picture, one that I took!!). The property must be over 100 years old and was probably was once the residence of the pastor or church beadle.
- Middle photo (2016) -- I took this one during our train ride to visit Northamptonshire this summer.
- Bottom photo (2011) -- [large picture] [super sized] If you like art then go to Europe. We found this Cézanne original in the Lautrec Museum in Albi, France. It is by Paul Cézanne (1839 to 1906) and yes, he was pretty quirky. (For more of our trek to the Albi click here.)(Cézanne Wikipedia link)
Tonight I'm linked with Kerry O'Conner at her post in the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Flash 55 Plus! [http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2016/08/flash-55-plus.html ]
As usual for the Flash 55 Plus! post it must (1) be exactly 55 words and (2) preferably use Kerry's new-to-me word, "Lacuna". I did both, counting my title.
Lacuna: a noun
- a missing portion in a book or manuscript.
- ANATOMYa cavity or depression, especially in bone.
Hence my schoolboy with missing teeth (a gap, a "lacuna").