Word of the day: virga

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Word of the day: virga

Post by Suzanne » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:23 am

I won't be doing this everyday but, Look! Virga!
What an excellent Halloween word.

Got anything? I'll be back.
Suzanne

Merriam Webster's Word of the Day: virga
http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of- ... 011/10/31/

virga

noun
: wisps of precipitation evaporating before reaching the ground

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Re: Word of the day: virga

Post by BenJohnson » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:01 am

Virga

After ten months it came down to this
one word which barrel rolled beneath
the shutters of a dying man's lips

Several shots echo across the heath
but no body with matching bullet holes
is seen sailing towards the Lethe

Started as always with rumours of moles
digital dirt scattered on drives
a message in notepad 'thanks for teh lolz'

Down at the bus stop no one arrives,
over and over until much later.
we shrug our shoulders, holster our knives.

I visit the drop box for news from Slater,
discover a squirrel making a dray
from a cardboard box and shedded paper.

The trail grows cold and fades away
as heaven witholds a deluge of clues.
A bus arrives six states away

A women steps down among smoke and blues
and stubs a cigarette with stilleto shoes.

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Re: Word of the day: virga

Post by Suzanne » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:42 am

BRAVO!
I had better step up! Geesh!

I loved these phrases, what music!
one word which barrel rolled beneath


Started as always with rumours of moles
digital dirt scattered on drives

as heaven witholds a deluge of clues.

A women steps down among smoke and blues
and stubs a cigarette with stilleto shoes.
And who is Slater? I want to know....



I'm taking this as a challenge, Mister!
This week I've been derailed by (as k-j said so eloquently) "rl" and x 10.

But I better get to the plate... Love it.

Nice nice nice, Ben.
Suzanne

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