Wordplay #8

 

Wordplay #8  Hauberk

hau-berk> tunic: a long sleeveless tunic, made of chain mail.
Originally intended as protection just for neck and shoulders,
but it developed in a longer tunic in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Has been consistently sticking her neck out
for years, writing poetry that sometimes rankles,
other times makes her a target. Has no regrets,
and wears her hauberk of finely wrought words
with a certain pride, knowing it has grown
to protect her from arrows aimed at bringing
about wounded silence.  

Elizabeth Crawford  5/9/11

Notes: Wordplay: finding a new word each day, then using it in a sentence or brief verse. You are welcome to join in, either here in the comments section, or on your own site. Please leave a URL so that we can come and read whatever you have created.

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Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: https://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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4 Responses to Wordplay #8

  1. You are finding some unusual words, Elizabeth. This was a good one:)

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    • 1sojournal says:

      Sherry, I’m looking for words that I really don’t know, trying to expand my own vocabulary. And because this blog is about writing, I’m also trying to find words that will allow me to express myself on that subject matter. Didn’t realize just what a challenge I was setting for myself, lol. Isn’t that the way it usually goes?

      Elizabeth

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  2. pamelasayers says:

    I’ve never heard of that word, Elizabeth. I like how you used it in this piece.

    Pamela

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