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Not pontificating. Only trying to bat on the side of the environment. And ethics. And simple living. And slowing down. (And trying to learn and practise before preaching or teaching...)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Heard of a 'haiku'?

Wordsmith, the home of A.Word.A.Day newsletter, celebrates 17 years, and featured five 17-letter words this week. To further mark the milestone, subscribers were invited to take part in a haiku contest - send in a haiku to define or illustrate each of these 17 letter words. (What is a haiku?)
My entries -

predestinarianism
My will or your will
Have no doubt - it is His will
that has the last word!


triskaidekaphobia
Did thirteen say Boo?
Will you fear an extra loaf
in a baker’s doz


contradistinguish
At either end of
V I B G Y O R
reside Black and white


laryngopharyngeal
Out comes noise or sound
while air water and food go
their ways - up or down!


perspicaciousness
See, observe details
read not only ‘tween the lines -
but also letters


That exercise was enjoyable. And I continue to look forward Wordsmith's daily doses sent to a million+ linguaphiles.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Indrani said...

Good ones, Swarna!
All the best!

19 March, 2011  
Blogger Swarna said...

Thanks Indrani - The contest results are here. (I am happy to get one 'honourable mention')

21 March, 2011  

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